How can I treat ED?

How erectile dysfunction is treated depends on what is causing it. After your doctor checks you for medical problems and medicines that might cause erectile dysfunction, he or she may have you try a medicine to help with erectile dysfunction. Some of these medicines are injected into your penis. Other medicines are taken by mouth. Not everyone can use these medicines. Your doctor will help you decide if you can try them.

Oral Prescription Medicines

This is a class of drugs called PDE5 inhibitors. Oral prescription medicines (tablets or capsules) are the most common medical treatment for ED. These medicines are convenient to use. Prescription ED tablets work well for most men who have mild, moderate, or severe ED. These medicines can work even when ED is caused by another medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. You have choices. GIOXIL-36 is one of three medicines in this class of prescription drugs. These ED medicines help increase blood flow in the penis when a man is sexually stimulated. The medicines help a man with ED get and keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual activity. Once sexual intercourse is completed, blood flow to the penis lessens, and the erection goes away. Understand your ED treatment choices.

All ED tablets are not exactly the same.

They can differ in:

  • Length of time a single dose of medicine works
  • Possible side effects
  • Food or medicine interactions

If one medicine does not work for you, another one may. To find the treatment that's right for you, talk with your doctor. For most men, oral medicines work well to treat ED. Research shows that some men who do not respond to these medicines may not be taking the medicine the right way or taking the right dose. Because the medicines come in different dosages, your doctor can adjust the dosage to help find the right dose that works for you.

Lifestyle Changes
To help treat ED, your doctor or other healthcare professional may suggest you make some lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Quit smoking
  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit alcohol
  • Stop using recreational drugs

Other ED Treatment Options
Your doctor may recommend other ED treatment options, such as injection therapy or surgery. These options may be suggested if you cannot take an oral medicine because of a health condition or interactions with other medicines you are taking.

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