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How is erectile dysfunction treated?

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  • Current treatment options for erectile dysfunction for men who have received treatment for prostate cancer include: Oral medications, such as tadalafil (Cialis), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), avanfil (Stendra), or sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Injections of medicine into the penis before intercourse (called intracavernous injection therapy)
  • Use of a vacuum constriction device to draw blood into the penis to cause an erection
  • Drugs taken as a suppository placed in the penis prior to intercourse
  • Penile implants

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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