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What treatments are available for men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction?

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You may be able to take drugs like sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn). But these medications could have risky interactions with some heart medicines. Other treatments are intracavernous injection therapy, vacuum erection devices, venous constriction devices (for venous leak syndrome), intraurethral therapy, penile prostheses, and sex therapy. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you.

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 07, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 07, 2019

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