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Medications for Erectile Dysfunction

Other names: ED; Erection Problems; Impotence; Sexual Dysfunction, Male

What is Erectile Dysfunction: A consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Also commonly known as impotence. Medically, the term erectile dysfunction is used to differentiate impotence from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse

Compare drugs associated with Erectile Dysfunction

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Cialis Rx B N X 300 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tadalafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Viagra Rx B N X 127 reviews
8.0

Generic name: sildenafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Staxyn Rx B N X 20 reviews
9.0

Generic name: vardenafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Levitra Rx B N X 98 reviews
8.0

Generic name: vardenafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sildenafil Rx B N X 170 reviews
8.0

Generic name: sildenafil systemic

Brand name:  Viagra

Drug class: impotence agents, agents for pulmonary hypertension

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Caverject Impulse Rx X N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: alprostadil systemic

Drug class: vasodilators, impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
tadalafil Rx B N X 330 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tadalafil systemic

Brand name:  Cialis

Drug class: impotence agents, agents for pulmonary hypertension

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Edex Rx X N 22 reviews
9.0

Generic name: alprostadil systemic

Drug class: vasodilators, impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
vardenafil Rx B N X 124 reviews
8.0

Generic name: vardenafil systemic

Brand names:  Staxyn, Levitra

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Stendra Rx C N X 28 reviews
5.0

Generic name: avanafil systemic

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Caverject Rx X N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: alprostadil systemic

Drug class: vasodilators, impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
alprostadil Rx X N 71 reviews
7.0

Generic name: alprostadil systemic

Brand names:  Caverject Impulse, Edex, Caverject, Muse

Drug class: vasodilators, impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Muse Rx X N 18 reviews
5.0

Generic name: alprostadil systemic

Drug class: vasodilators, impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
avanafil Rx C N X 30 reviews
5.0

Generic name: avanafil systemic

Brand name:  Stendra

Drug class: impotence agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Alternative treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Erectile Dysfunction. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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