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What is the Best Medicine for Erectile Dysfunction?

When you are suffering from erectile dysfunction, your doctor will try and make sure that you get the right treatment which will eliminate the cause for erectile dysfunction. The doctor will choose the treatment option depending on the cause of you suffering from erectile dysfunction and how severe your condition is. Every treatment comes with a risk. The doctor shall explain to you what the possible risks of the treatment are and also suggest you the treatment that would be favourable to you depending on your case and medical history. Even your partner might have a role to play in the process of your treatment.

What Oral Medications are there for Erectile Dysfunction?

Usually the medicines suggested by doctors or medical personnel that can be taken orally and have proven to be successful in treating erectile dysfunction are:

  • Viagra or Sildenafil
  • Adcirca and Cialis of the group Tadalafil
  • Levitra and Staxyn from the Vardenafil group
  • Avanafil, commercially known as Stendra.

The basic function of these medicines for erectile dysfunction is the make easy blood flow to your penis to get an erection. The nitric oxide is originally produced by your body to relax the penis muscles. The medicine enhances the effect of the nitric oxide so that the blood flow to the penis is higher than normal and therefore the erection can occur when there is stimulation.

What is the Best Medicine for Erectile Dysfunction?

What is the Best Medicine for Erectile Dysfunction?

Viagra is one of the best and most popular medicines to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence. Viagra belongs to the Sildenafil brand. By increasing the blood flow in your penis, Viagra helps you to get a hard erection when you are suffering from erectile dysfunction. The medication can help you get an erection at any point of time hence helping you complete your intercourse. The main active component is the Sildenafil. Sildenafil helps a man not only to get an erection but also maintain it during the process of intercourse. Hence Viagra is the most common medicine used by people suffering from erectile dysfunction.

The cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 is an enzyme which degrades the cGMP that regulates the blood flow. Sildenafil inhibits the enzyme’s function and increases the blood flow. The usual dosage of Viagra varies from 25mg to 100 mg per tablet. Generally, the higher dose you take, the more effective it is but you must consult your doctor before taking a particular dosage. The effect of Viagra in a man with erectile dysfunction depends from one person to another. The medication kicks in after 30 minutes of taking it. The effect of Viagra remains in the body for 3 to 4 hours (if the medicine breaks down properly). Viagra alone cannot provide an erection unless there is any outside sexual stimulus.

How Does Medication Help to Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

An erection can occur immediately after the erectile dysfunction medication is taken. You have to keep in mind that a natural stimulation is needed for the penile nerves of the body to release the nitric oxide. The medication will enhance the function of the nitric oxide and amplify the signal which will help a man suffering from erectile dysfunction to function normally. The medication for erectile dysfunction is not aphrodisiac (means the medication does not work as a stimulus) hence you do not need to take it if you can get an erection normally. The dosage in which you need to take any of the mentioned medication varies from one person to person. The dosage also depends on the side effects that the medications can cause. Some of the usual side effects are nasal congestion, flushing, backache, stomach upset, head ache and change in vision.

Whatever medication you take for erectile dysfunction, you must always consult your doctor first. You might find these medications to work slowly or even cause harm to you if you had a prostate surgery or if you are diabetic. Depending on your medical history, the doctor will be able to say which medication is best for you. Even if you choose to take any herbal medicine, confirm it first with your doctor. Do not expect the medication to work wonders for you and help you get relieved of erectile dysfunction immediately. With the right medicine and right dosage of it, your erectile dysfunction will slow go away.


  1. Mayo Clinic – Erectile Dysfunction: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/erectile-dysfunction/symptoms-causes/syc-20355776
  2. WebMD – Erectile Dysfunction Medications: https://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/guide/erectile-dysfunction-treatment-care#1
  3. Cleveland Clinic – Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/10048-erectile-dysfunction-treatment-options

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Last Modified On:August 4, 2023

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