There are some really effective medications in the market for erectile dysfunction. But it is not freely or readily available for just about anyone. Before you are to buy these drugs, the pharmacists would ask for a doctor’s prescription. You cannot just buy the drugs over the counter. You have to fist consult a doctor, who specializes in urology, to see if you are fit to have these drugs or not.
This is with the reason to prevent illicit use of the drugs. And this is in fact to protect the health, as this drug may be fatal to some people.
So here is the list of all the synthetically prepared drugs, not herbal drugs, that doctors or urologists prescribe to deal with male impotency.
1. Alprostadil. Brand Names: Caverject, Muse. This is actually a prostaglandin that relaxes the soft muscles in your genitourinary tract. The muscle relaxation promotes the flow of blood into the corpus cavernosum or the spongy tissues of the penis. Thus, you can have an erect penis.
2. Sildenafil, Brand Name: Viagra; Tadalfil, Brand Name: Cialis; Vardenafil, Brand Name: Levitra. The drug works to relax the smooth muscles. This is the primary mechanism which causes the corpus cavernosum of the penis to pool with blood and make it erect.
Sildenafil, Tadalfil, and Vardenafil is used cautiously with males who have coronary artery disease, active peptic ulcer disease, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, or retinitis pigmentosa. The doctor would want to clear you first with these pre-existing diseases so he may order a laboratory work such as an ECG or an electro cardiogram. He may also asses you for your current medication regimen / maintenance. If you are taking nitrates (like anti-anginal medications), nitroprussides, or beta blockers (like Propanolol Inderal), he cannot prescribe Sildenafil, Tadalfil, and Vardenafil to you as this may predispose you to cardiac arrest or heart attack. These three drugs are taken orally.
Alprostadil is given in the form of injections. Its side effect include pain in the injection site, infection, priapism or prolonged painful erections, fibrosis, rash, or high blood pressure.
Sildenafil, Tadalfil, and Vardenafil’s side effects include headache, redness, stomach upset, infections of your urinary tract, loose stools, low blood pressure, dizziness, rash, and difficulty of sleep.