Types of erectile dysfunction medications

Erectile Dysfunction Medications Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Understanding Erectile Dysfunction Medications (cont.)

Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibitors

Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5) inhibitors include (Viagra), (Levitra), and (Cialis).

  • How PDE5 inhibitors work: Following sexual stimulation, PDE5 inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis, causing an erection. Penile erection is caused by the engorgement of the penis with blood. This engorgement occurs when the blood vessels delivering blood to the penis increase the delivery of blood, and the blood vessels carrying blood away from the penis decrease the removal of blood. Under normal conditions, sexual stimulation leads to the production and release of in the penis. Nitric oxide then activates the enzyme, guanylate cyclase, which causes the production of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP). It is the cGMP that is primarily responsible for the erection by affecting the amount of blood that the blood vessels deliver and remove from the penis. PDE5 inhibitors inhibit an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5), which destroys the cGMP. Thus, PDE5 inhibitors prevent the destruction of cGMP and allow cGMP to accumulate and persist longer. The longer cGMP persists, the more prolonged the engorgement of the penis.
  • Who should not use these medications: Persons with allergy to PDE5 inhibitors should not use them. Concurrent use of nitrate medications (for example, [Nitro-, Nitro-DUR, Nitroderm, Nitrogard, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat], [ISMO], or [Isordil, ISDN, Sorbitrate]) increases the potential for excessively . Taking nitrates is an absolute to the use of these medicines. PDE5 inhibitors should not be used by individuals who are taking nitrates.
  • Use: The prescribed tablet strength is swallowed 15-60 minutes before sexual activity. Sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra) work best if taken without having eaten food within the last 2 hours. Tadalafil (Cialis) may be taken without regard to food. Tadalafil (Cialis) has a longer duration of action (up to 24-36 h) compared with Sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra) (up to 4-12 h). Tadalafil...
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Yes, I know that. But erectile dysfunction

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Is considered a pre-existing condition:
While it may not be physically necessary, it can be considered necessary in the treatment of someone's mental health issues that are often covered under most employer health insurance plans, e.g., when marriage counseling is covered under mental health coverage (generally at 50% of fees) and Viagra is prescribed as a necessary treatment.

Managing Erectile Dysfunction

by ManagingProjectile

Managing Erectile Dysfunction
Thursday, December 3, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
More than half of American med age 40 to 70 suffers from erectile dysfunction.
Charles Tomaszewski, M.D., a board-certified urologist who trained at the prestigious University of Chicago Hospital, will host a free lecture focusing on erectile dysfunction. During the lecture he will dispel popular myths, discuss symptoms and explain the latest treatment options available.
The program will be held at the Center for Healthy Living, located at 198 Penis Street in Littlewood. The program is free; light refreshments will be provided

Have you ever heard of PT141. Have fun......

by Chimpazoid

Palatin Technologies, Inc. to Sponsor “Role of Novel Mechanisms in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and and Palatin’s PT-141 Drug Candidate”
CRANBURY, NJ –January 7, 2004 –Palatin Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: PTN) announced today that it will sponsor a presentation on the “Role of Novel Mechanisms in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction and Palatin’s PT-141 Drug Candidate”, taking place on January 8, 2004 in New York City. The presentation will begin at 12:00 noon EST and individuals who are not registered to attend can access the presentation via Teleconference/Webcast.

Valentine's Day is not just for softies *wink*

by glenlivet


LONDON (Reuters) - Men will be able to buy impotence treatment Viagra over the counter in Britain for the first time from Valentine's Day, chemist chain Alliance Boots said on Sunday.
Three Manchester Boots pharmacies will sell the prescription-only medication made by U.S. drugs group Pfizer in a pilot program from February 14.
Men aged between 30 and 65 suffering from erectile dysfunction will be able to buy four Viagra pills for 50 pounds ($97) without having to get a prescription from a doctor first.
Instead, they will have a private consultation with a Boots pharmacist, when their medical history will be checked and measurements taken of their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels

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