Many men prefer to take an ED medication only when they need it, rather than at the start of a day when they may or may not have sex. These men also understandably want that drug to take effect as quickly as possible and with the lowest chance of side effects.
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Self-administered injections of prostaglandin E1 (Caverject® or Invicorp®) provide a simple means of obtaining a natural erection. You will be taught how to administer the injections (pictured) and told what to do in the event of problems such as an erection which will not go down.
You can also try this activation exercise sitting or standing with your arms at your sides and your feet spread hip-width apart.
If a medication is causing your ED, your doctor may lower your dose or try a different drug.
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On the horizon is gene therapy that would deliver genes that produce products or proteins that may not be functioning properly in the penile tissue of men with ED. Replacement of these proteins may result in improvement in erectile function. Experimental animal models have demonstrated improvement in erectile function with gene therapy. Human studies may also demonstrate success with this therapy. Gene therapy may take a long time for regulatory approval and public acceptance.
There are a number of accepted alternative treatments which can be effective for ED. They include:
Men who want to treat their ED have another option. The GAINSWave® treatment is a safe, non-surgical therapy that can restore sexual function and help to prevent erectile dysfunction in men who don’t have ED.
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GAINSWave is one of the safest erectile dysfunction treatments available for men. It is a non-invasive and drug-free therapy that works to help treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.
Depression can have many sexual side effects, including erectile dysfunction. Medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that are used to treat depression can also affect sex drive, erectile function, and the ability to orgasm.
ED medicines can be pills, drugs inserted into the tip of the penis, or injections into the penis.
There are a variety of other options to treat erectile dysfunction including medication, surgical options, injections, or vacuum devices:
We would advise anyone obtaining medicines from an online pharmacy to check if the website is legitimately registered by looking for the General Pharmaceutical Council, GPhC, voluntary logo and the mandatory EU common logo. We would then recommend that you click on each logo which should take you through to that particular pharmacy’s entry on the GPhC register and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) register.
Only 25% of clinics offering SWT were urologists – specialists in treating male reproductive problems. Other specialists performing SWT treatments included dermatologists, chiropractors, and obstetrician/gynecologists. Non-physicians, such as physician assistants or nurse practitioners, performed SWT at 13% of clinics.
ED can be embarrassing to talk about. However, if it is affecting your relationship, you need to discuss it. Find tips for talking to your partner and getting successful treatment.