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Erectile Dysfunction: Viagra and Other Oral Medications 


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Viagra, Levitra and Cialis are used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction when you are unable to achieve adequate erection for sexual activity. These drugs can be very good for most men with only few side effects. The erectile improvement is same for all three medications can tadalafil (Cialis) can effect erection longer.

How these drugs work?

The level of nitric oxide which is a chemical produced by our body can be increased by Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. The nitric oxide can cause the blood vessels to relax and open in the penis due to which you can achieve and maintain an erection. There will be need of sexual arousal to start the process as these medications don’t trigger an erection.

Which is best for you?

All these medications are slightly chemically different from each other due to which there can be some differences in their affect like how they interact with other medications, how they effect and wear off. The doctor can decide the medication by considering these factors. The doctor will consider problems caused by other medications with these medications.

Not safe for everyone

Many people can get benefits from these erectile dysfunction medications but all men can not take them safely and these medications can not be good choice for them. These medications can not be good for person having heart problems, hear pain during sex and hear failure. Hypertension is not controlled with these medications. These medication should not be taken by the people who have history of stroke, retina disorders and sickle cell anemia.

Interactions with other medications

You should tell your doctor about other medications you are taking. There can be side effects of other medications like antibiotics, blood thinner and seizure medications with Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. These medications should never be taken with nitrate drugs for chest pain and heat problems as nitrates can dilate blood vessels which can cause serious low blood pressure. The doctor should also be informed incase you are taking alpha blockers to treat enlarged prostate. These can also cause low blood pressure.

Erectile dysfunction medications for other health problems

Viagra, Levitra and Cialis belong to phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor to improve erectile dysfunction. Revatio is another drug which you can take food and drug administration to treat pulmonary hypertension.

Erectile dysfunction: Viagra and other oral medications

Common side effects

There are no severe side effects of Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. There can be some side effects like headache, runny nose, back pain and muscle aches.

Rare but serious side effects

There can be some rare but serious side effects of Viagra, Levitra and Cialis like vision loss, sudden hearing loss, and an erection which does not fall down on its own. This erection might last more than four hours which can serious and you should contact your doctor in this case.

Erectile dysfunction: Don't ignore underlying cause

The sexual performance can be improved by taking Viagra, Levitra and Cialisbut you should not ignore the underlying issue. You can prevent health problems by taking proper treatment of erectile dysfunction. The erectile dysfunction can become worse if you have heart disease, diabetes, psychological issues and overweight.


The prices for Viagra, Levitra and Cialis range from $10 to $20 depending dose and quantity.

You can take these medications with or without food. These medications should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex.