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How to Get an ED Prescription Online

If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), you probably don’t want to sit in a waiting room with a bunch of sick people, then discuss your symptoms with a medical assistant before you even get to see your doctor. Luckily, there’s a better way to get a prescription for your ED.

You can skip the doctor’s office and get an ED prescription from an online doctor from the comfort of your own home.

ED Symptoms

While occasional trouble getting an erection is not uncommon, erectile dysfunction includes symptoms of ED including consistent difficulty with:

Reduced sexual desire

Getting an erection

Keeping an erection

Causes of ED

Since sexual arousal involves emotions, hormones, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and the brain, there is a wide variety of factors that can cause ED, including:


Heart disease

High cholesterol

Metabolic syndrome


Prescription medications

Sleep disorders

Treatment for prostate problems

Surgeries/injuries affecting the spinal cord or pelvic area

Clogged blood vessels


High blood pressure

Multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

Peyronie’s disease

Relationship problems


Alcoholism, tobacco use or other substance abuse

Because there are many potential causes of ED, some of which are dangerous if left untreated, it is important to undergo a thorough exam with a healthcare professional to rule out these conditions.

Often times ED treatment is focused on lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, and disease management along with medication.

Speak with a PlushCare doctor online to receive a comprehensive treatment plan including lab orders for any necessary tests and ED medication.

How To Get An ED Online Prescription

With telemedicine sites like PlushCare, there’s no need to go see your regular doctor to get a prescription for your erectile dysfunction.

Simply make an appointment for a video chat with one of our experienced doctors and discuss your symptoms.

After a thorough discussion of your medical history and current symptoms, your doctor will decide if an ED prescription is right for you. If the doctor finds you may benefit from an ED prescription they will electronically send one to your preferred pharmacy where you can pick it up.

Why You Should Trust PlushCare Over Other Sites

If you Google “buy erectile dysfunction drugs online,” you’ll get millions of results, most of which are scams.

If you aren’t getting a prescription from a doctor for a real ED drug that you pick up at a reputable pharmacy, there’s no guarantee what you’re getting.

One FDA (Food and Drug Administration) investigation showed that medications and supplements bought online without prescriptions aren’t always what they seem. They may contain other ingredients (like antibiotics) or the dosage may be wrong.

For example, Viagra samples bought online without a prescription contained only 10% of the advertised strength.

With PlushCare, you’re getting prescribed by a doctor and picking up real-deal ED medications from your trusted pharmacy. You don’t have to worry about what you’re taking like you would if you purchased ED medications or supplements online without a prescription.

You should never take any ED medication without a prescription from a doctor.

Sites offering these products are scams and can put your health and your partners health at risk.

Common ED Medication We Prescribe

Our physicians commonly write prescriptions for top ED medications that are FDA approved and recommended, such as:

Viagra (sildenafil)

Levitra (vardenafil)

How ED Medication Works

Ed medication is not supposed to give you an instant erection. Rather, it is meant to create a window of opportunity where it will be easier to achieve and maintain an erection.

Each medication is different and which works best for you will depend on your medical history and desired sex life. That said, they all work in the same general way which is to increase blood flow to the penis.

Oral ED medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles in the penis, allowing more blood to enter and produce an erection.

The pills shouldn’t cause an immediate erection – sexual stimulation is still required to get an erection.

Some erectile dysfunction drugs (like Viagra) have a short-term effect and are taken 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual activity, while others (like Cialis) may be taken daily to be able to get an erection whenever the mood is right.

Talk to your doctor about which medication is best for your lifestyle, here.

Side Effects

Like all medication, ED medication does come with the risk of side effects.

Common side effects of oral ED medications include:


Nausea and vomiting

Trouble sleeping



Sensitivity to light

If you experience more severe side effects, contact your doctor immediately. These include:

Blurred/Obstructed vision


Shortness of breath


Who Cannot Take ED Medication

Oral ED medication is not right for everyone. In fact some medical conditions make taking oral ED medication extremely dangerous.

ED medication should not be mixed with the following conditions and/or medications:

People taking nitrates, including isosorbide dinitrate & isosorbide mononitrate

People who have had a heart attack or stroke in the past 6 months

People who have high blood

This is not a complete list of conditions and it extremely important to disclose your entire medical history and prescription history to your doctor before being prescribed ED medication.

Make An Appointment Today To Get An ED Prescription Online

Make an appointment today to discuss your symptoms with a board certified doctor and get a prescription for the ED medication that will best treat your erectile dysfunction. It’s the safest, easiest and most discreet way to get reliable ED medications.

Appointments are available around the clock, and if you have insurance, cost the same as a copay to your regular doctor. Without insurance, appointments are only $99.

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