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Treatment of Impotence

PDE5 drugs are very useful, but they do not work in all men. PDE5 drugs maybe less likely to work in men who

  • have had impotence for a long time

  • have severe impotence (no erections at all)

  • have impotence due to nerve damage, such as occurs with longstanding diabetes, or after surgery for prostate cancer.

Keep in mind that you should try one or more of the PDE5 drugs several times before you decide that the drugs will not work for you. Some men find that these drugs are less effective if they are tired or cold.

If you have tried one or more of the PDE5 drugs several drugs several times and have not had a response, you may wish to explore other treatment options.

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