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*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor's discretion. Please note that our doctors do not prescribe Trimix, alprostadil, any forms of penile injection medications or testosterone. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how to save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of erectile dysfunction. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

About erectile dysfunction (ED)

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is a medical condition where a patient cannot get or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Various factors, including physical health problems such as diabetes, heart or kidney disease, high blood pressure, and psychological issues such as anxiety and depression, can cause erectile dysfunction (ED). Aging is also a common risk factor for ED. Treatment options for treating ED may include medication, lifestyle changes, therapy, or surgery, depending on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. It's vital for individuals experiencing symptoms of ED to discuss treatment options with a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

How to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

  • The treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) depends on the underlying cause and severity of the issue. Below are some standard treatment options:

    • Medications: Medications such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra) are often prescribed to treat ED. These ED pills increase blood flow to the penis, which helps patients achieve and maintain an erection.

    • Lifestyle changes: Making lifestyle changes by reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and getting regular exercise can also help improve ED symptoms.

    • Therapy: Psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, or couples therapy are ways to address any psychological factors contributing to ED.

    • Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to treat ED. This may involve the placement of a penile implant, which can help a man achieve an erection.

    It's critical to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment for ED. They can help identify underlying sexual health and conditions and provide appropriate treatment options to improve sexual function and overall quality of life.

    Other conditions are also treated with erectile dysfunction medications. Pulmonary hypertension, for example, and cardiovascular disease can be treated with sildenafil, a common ED medication. Below, you can see how these two other ED pills help treat pulmonary arterial hypertension and other health problems.

  • Pulmonary hypertension

    For treating pulmonary hypertension, a condition that causes high blood pressure in the lungs, sildenafil relaxes blood vessels and lowers blood pressure. As a result drop in blood pressure, it becomes easier for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a condition wherein the prostate gland and the surrounding tissue expand. While prostate enlargement is noncancerous, men experience lower urinary tract symptoms that affect their quality of life.

    One of the off-label uses of ED drugs is the management of urinary symptoms associated with BPH. At the same time, these medications can also improve erectile function in men with an enlarged prostate. The mechanism of action is likely vasodilating effect of nitric oxide.

  • Ureteral stones

    Ureteral stones are kidney stones in one of the ureters that connect the bladder to the kidney. This mineral mass may not cause symptoms but can cause significant pain when it starts to move or pass.

    Erectile dysfunction medications may help pass ureteral stones by relaxing the ureter muscles. That way, the ureter widens and can pass the stone more easily.

  • Female sexual arousal disorder

    Female sexual arousal disorder happens when a woman’s body doesn’t respond to sexual stimulation. A woman with this disorder has little to no interest in sexual intercourse and doesn’t respond subjectively or physically to sexual stimulation.

    ED drugs could lead to smooth-muscle relaxation in clitoral tissue, which is why they could be beneficial for managing female sexual arousal disorder.

Types of ED pills and medications available online

  • There are several types of medications for erectile dysfunction (ED) that are available online.* Still, it's important to note that you should only purchase drugs from reputable sources after consulting with PlushCare's online healthcare professional. Some common types of ED pills and medications available online include:

    • Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors: This class of medication includes sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra). They work by increasing blood flow to the penis, which can help improve erections.

    • Alprostadil: This medication is available as a penile injection or a urethral suppository. It works by relaxing the smooth muscle tissue in the penis, allowing for increased blood flow.

    • Testosterone replacement therapy: Low testosterone levels can contribute to ED; testosterone replacement therapy may sometimes be recommended.

    • Other medications: In some cases, medicines used to treat other conditions may also be prescribed for ED. For example, trazodone, an antidepressant, can also help improve erections.

    It's essential to speak with a healthcare professional before taking any medications for ED, even if they are available online. Your healthcare provider can help determine the underlying cause of your ED and recommend the most appropriate treatment option for you.

    *Please note that our doctors are unable to prescribe Trimix, alprostadil, any forms of penile injection medications or testosterone.

How erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments and medications work

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) medications increase blood flow to the penis, helping to get and maintain an erection. Here are some common ED prescription medications and how they work:

    • Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors: PDE5 inhibitors like tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra), and vardenafil (Levitra) work by blocking the enzyme PDE5, which can help to relax blood vessels in the penis and increase blood flow, resulting in an erection.

    • Penile injections: Injecting medications directly into the penis can help to increase blood flow and achieve an erection. Alprostadil is a medication commonly used for this purpose.

    • Testosterone replacement therapy: Low testosterone levels can contribute to ED. Testosterone replacement therapy may be recommended to help increase testosterone levels and improve sexual function.

    • Penile implants: In severe cases of ED, a penile implant may be recommended. This involves a surgically placed device in the penis that can be inflated or deflated to get an erection.

    It is critical to consult with a healthcare professional online to determine the best course of treatment for ED. They can help identify underlying sexual health and conditions and provide appropriate treatment options to improve sexual function and overall quality of life.

  • Side effects of ED medications and treatments

    Several treatment options are available for erectile dysfunction (ED), including medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes. However, these interventions can have potential side effects like any medical treatment. Here are some common side effects of ED medications:

    • Headaches

    • Facial flushing

    • Nasal congestion

    • Indigestion or upset stomach

    • Vision changes, including increased sensitivity to light and blurred vision

    • Back pain or muscle aches

    • Priapism (a prolonged, painful erection that lasts for more than four hours)

    It's essential to note that not everyone experiences these side effects, and the severity of the side effects can vary for each patient. Sometimes, the side effects may go away on their own after a few hours or days, while medical attention may be necessary in other cases. If you experience any concerning side effects after taking an ED medication, please immediately speak with your healthcare provider.

  • Erectile dysfunction medication risks

    While medications and other treatments can effectively manage erectile dysfunction (ED), they also carry potential risks. Here are some of the risks associated with ED medications:

    • Cardiovascular risks: Some ED medications can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, or sudden death, especially in people who have pre-existing heart conditions or are taking medications that affect their heart health.

    • Hypotension: ED medications can cause a drop in blood pressure, leading to lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting.

    • Interactions with other medications: ED medications can interact with other medicines, including nitrates used to treat angina, blood pressure medications, and alpha-blockers, which can lead to dangerous drops in blood pressure.

    • Priapism: Some medications used to treat ED, such as injections or suppositories, can cause a painful and prolonged erection called priapism.

    • Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to ED medications, leading to skin rash, hives, and difficulty breathing.

    Always talk to your doctor about any concerns your have. Be sure to let your doctor know about any pre-existing health conditions, supplements, or OTC or prescription medications you are taking. Your doctor can help you weigh all the pros and cons of each particular medication, any potential risks, and the benefits of different ED treatment options.

  • ED medication drug interactions

    When you begin a new medication, tell your doctor about any other medicines, or herbal supplements, you take. Some drugs that might interact with most ED medications or prescriptions include:

    • Blood thinners or anticoagulation medications such as warfarin and enoxaparin

    • Medicines called alpha-blockers, including doxazosin and prazosin

    • HIV protease inhibitors and other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection

    • Medicines called nitrates, i.e., vasodilators, treat angina (chest pain)

    • Some antibiotics

    • Other medications for ED

ED medication FAQs

  • What causes ED?

    There are many potential causes of ED. Speak with a doctor to ensure an underlying medical condition, such as heart disease, is not causing your ED. Some common causes of ED are aging, medical conditions, obesity, medication side effects, psychological conditions like anxiety or depression, drug or alcohol use, tobacco use, and injuries.

  • How do ED medications work?

    ED medications work by increasing blood flow to the penile tissue. They encourage erection by holding blood in the penile tissue during sexual stimulation. At the same time, the medications enhance the effects of nitric oxide and promote blood flow to the tissue.

  • What is the most effective pill for ED?

    The most commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction medications are Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil). Cialis (tadalafil) comes in low-dose versions to be taken daily while Viagra is the most well-known ED pill in the world.

    Both are highly effective and have been shown to work in seven out of ten men. However, Levitra (vardenafil) is almost ten times as potent as Viagra, so it is just as effective at a lower dose, potentially causing fewer side effects.

    Everyone will respond differently to these drugs. It is best to talk with one of our trusted doctors to see which one is best for you.

  • What is the fastest way to cure erectile dysfunction?

    The quickest way to "cure" erectile dysfunction (ED) will depend on the condition's underlying cause. Here are some potential ways to address ED:

    • Medications: Oral medications, like vardenafil (Levitra), sildenafil (Viagra), and tadalafil (Cialis), can be effective in treating ED by improving blood flow to the penis. These medications are usually taken about an hour before sexual activity and can provide a quick response.

    • Lifestyle changes: Changing your lifestyle, like quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, exercising regularly, and managing stress, can help improve ED symptoms in some people. These changes may take time to have an effect, but they can provide long-lasting benefits.

    • Penile injections or suppositories: These medications are injected into the penis or the urethra to help produce an erection within minutes.

    It's important to note that ED can have various underlying causes, such as psychological factors, hormonal imbalances, nerve damage, or underlying medical conditions. Treating the underlying cause is essential to address ED in the long term. It's vital to speak with a healthcare provider to determine the underlying cause of your ED and develop a personalized treatment plan.

  • Can erectile dysfunction be fixed?

    Yes, erectile dysfunction can often be treated successfully. Several treatment options are available depending on the underlying cause of the condition. Some common treatments include lifestyle changes, such as exercise and a healthy diet; medications like phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra), hormone therapy, penile injections, vacuum devices, and surgery. Speaking with a healthcare professional to determine your best treatment option is essential.

  • What is the safest erectile dysfunction medication?

    FDA-approved ED medications, such as Cialis, Viagra, Levitra, and Stendra, are safe. While all drugs come with the risk of side effects, when prescribed and monitored by a doctor, ED meds are generally safe. To ensure your safety, please always take your ED prescription as instructed by your doctor.

  • What are the best over the counter meds for ED?

    Over-the-counter ED treatments are available; however, they are proven less effective than prescription ED medications such as Viagra. After ruling out underlying causes of ED, such as heart disease, oral ED medications are often the first line of treatment. Please speak with one of our trusted doctors online to learn more about getting an online ED prescription.

  • Can I get an online prescription for ED meds the same day?

    Yes, it is possible to get a prescription for ED meds online same day. Book an appointment to have a consultation with one of our board-certified doctors online, from the comfort of your device. After reviewing your symptoms and medical history, our licensed doctors may prescribe medication as soon as the same day, if it's the right prescription for you. It's essential to provide accurate and complete medical information to your clinician to ensure the treatment is safe and effective.

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