Treatments for erectile dysfunction have proven to be very effective. Most of the well-known and most-used treatments are taken orally and need some time for the effects to kick in. There are several different pills on the market to treat ED and they mainly differ in the time it takes to take effect and how long the effects last.


Viagra is the most well-known and most-used treatment for ED. It was initially developed to treat a completely different medical condition but was approved as safe for the treatment of ED. Its active ingredient is Sildenafil and it comes in doses of 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg. It takes between 30 and 60 minutes to take effect and usually lasts between four and six hours. Eating and drinking alcohol before you use it may slow down the effects.


Sildenafil is the generic version of Viagra and has the exact same effects and duration. It also comes with Sildenafil 25mg, Sildenafil 50mg, or Sildenafil 100mg.


The active ingredient in Cialis is Tadalafil. Cialis should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex and it can last up to 36 hours. It is the longest lasting treatment for ED on the market. It comes in doses of 10mg or 20mg. Food and alcohol do not seem to affect the effectivity of Cialis.

Cialis Daily

Cialis daily is another version of Cialis and the active ingredient is also Tadalafil. These tablets are taken daily and effects can be experienced after three to five days of use. This treatment allows for spontaneous sex as long as you keep taking the medication daily. Its effects are not stunted or slowed down because of food or drink.


Levitra is a lesser-known but still effective ED treatment. The active ingredient is Vardenafil and this specific treatment is recommended for men with diabetes. It has to be taken 30 to 60 minutes before sex and can last between four and six hours. It comes in doses of 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg. Eating heavy meals or meals that are very fatty may slow down the action of the Levitra.


This is another lesser-known but still effective ED treatment. Its active ingredient is Avanafil and it has to be taken 15 to 30 minutes before sex. It is fast acting and also seen as the most targeted treatment. It takes effect faster than the other treatments on this list and lasts between four and six hours. It comes in doses of 50mg, 100mg, and 200mg. It is generally not affected by eating or drinking before taking it.

These are the most-used and effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. They have all been tested and proven to help with treating ED and helping men to experience an erection. Viagra and Sildenafil are the most famous treatments but the others are also effective. Your choice of treatment will depend on what you need from the medication in terms of effects and how fast it happens as well as your doctor’s advice. Certain qualities of one of these treatments may not be suitable for you due to existing or previous health conditions. If this is the case, the doctor will prescribe a different one that won’t cause problems.

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Erectile Dysfunction Treatments that Work: What are Your Options

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