Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Treatment of Impotence
Men who develop difficulty getting or keeping an erection may respond to one of several different medical treatments. By far, the most popular treatment is a type of drug called a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor or PDE5 drug. Drugs in this family include sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).
PDE5 drugs are widely used for several reasons
They are effective for many men, regardless of why a man has developed impotence.
They come as pills, and are therefore easy to use.
They are generally safe, and in most men, cause few side effects.
Let's start by finding out whether you have tried any of the PDE5 drugs, such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis. (Since these drugs are available by prescription, most men have not tried a PDE5 drug unless it was given to them by a doctor.)
Have you tried a PDE5 drug such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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