This is a list of
some of the drugs that can be used to treat erectile dysfunction. As with any
treatment, you should consult your doctor to help decide the best regimen for
Nitric Oxide Enhancers
These drugs counter erectile
dysfunction by boosting the effect of nitric oxide, a chemical in the body that
relaxes the muscles of the penis. This allows blood to flow into the penile
tissues during sexual arousal, causing an erection.
Nitric oxide enhancers include:
- Viagra (Sildenafil)
doses and time ranges vary, but these drugs are considered a successful
treatment for ED.
Erectile dysfunction could be caused by
low levels of testosterone in a man’s system. This means testosterone
replacement therapy may be the answer.
Papaverine, alprostadil and
phentolamine are additional drugs that can help a man
get an erection, usually by helping improve blood flow. Unlike the nitric oxide
enhancers, which are taken orally, these
are usually injected directly into the penis. Alprostadil can also be inserted
into the urethra as a suppository.