ED is a problem that can affect many men at any time and at any age. Whilst it can be a very worrying complaint because of the impact it can have upon your sexual relationship, there are plenty of medications around to treat ED.
Let’s take a look at some of the items that you may get prescribed by your doctor if you have ED or impotency.
Some of the medication available for erectile dysfunction
Your doctor may prescribe Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, Staxyn or even Stendra to treat your ED. Although they all have different names, they work in pretty much the same way by stimulating the flow of blood to the penis. The drugs only work in this way when a man is sexually stimulated or aroused, so the effect on the body is a very natural one.
What are the differences between all of these drugs?
Although all of these drugs work in much the same way, there are small differences between them. For example, the effects of Levitra are a little longer lasting than Viagra. Although they both become active in the bloodstream within about half an hour, Levitra has been known to last for up to 5hrs. Viagra does not last quite so long. However, do not worry and think that you will be stuck with an erection for this amount of time! The effects wear off naturally when sexual arousal dissipates. If you decide to have sexual intercourse again within the available time limit, you will not need to take any further medication.
Cialis works pretty fast and does not need so long to become active. Usually 15 minutes is long enough. Added to this, Cialis can provide you with a workable erection for up to 36 hrs which is why it is sometimes referred to as the ‘weekend’ drug. Stendra works as fast for up to 6hrs. Staxyn is a little different as it is dissolved in the mouth and although it contains the same ingredients as Levitra, the two are not to be mixed or confused.
If Levitra does not work, can I switch drugs?
Absolutely. Discuss this with your doctor, who can give you expert advice. As all the drugs are slightly different, some may work more effectively on some men than others. If your ED does not seem to be responding to the first type of medication prescribed by your G.P., he can discuss with you the best way of switching to try out an alternative drug.