Which Erectile Dysfunction medicine is best for me?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) has troubled men for centuries - to not give it your 'all' in bed is dissatisfying to a whole other level. If you've sought out natural remedies like working out, eating right or cutting out vices like smoking and drinking and are still experiencing some sort of ED, then it's probably time to bring in the big guns - yep medications!

Consulting your doctor would be the first step to addressing ED. Your doctor will have a detailed run through of your medical history - to see if you're already on other medications, check if you're allergic to certain medications, have any genetic predispositions and lifestyle causes. Based on these results, your doctor will prescribe relevant drugs. Now, if you don't have any sort of negative medical history but are experiencing ED, you're probably wondering what would be the best drugs for you, right?

Well, when you step into the medical world of ED, the names you will usually come across would be Viagra or Cialis, sometimes even Levitra. These are not only some of the most commonly consumed drugs but also the most effective - talk about hitting the spot, huh. These drugs are titled PDE5-inhibitors, which are used to allow blood flow to the penile muscles and control/reduce the chemical that is produced by the body that stops an erection.

Before you run to the nearest pharmacy or general physician and get a hold of any of the drugs mentioned above, let's break down what does what - also, get a valid prescription, please.

1.    Viagra: On the more economical front of drugs, Viagra needs to be taken on an empty stomach - as fatty acids (even alcohol, so watch out!) tend to stop the effects of the drug. Viagra takes around one hour to reach its intended capacity and can last around 3-5 hours. There are three possible does for it, 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg and the recommended dose should come from your general practitioner and not what you deem fit.

2.    Cialis: This can be consumed on a full or empty stomach; the choice is yours. It takes around 2 hours for it to take full effect and can last up to 17 hours, and even up to 36 hours. 2.5 mg is advised for users that have an active sex life, while dosage ranges from 10-20 mg otherwise. Again, not your call, confirm with your doctor first always.

3.    Levitra: Leaning towards the more expensive side of the spectrum, Levitra works very similar to Cialis. One difference is that it reaches maximum effect in just 45 minutes - lasting up to 5 hours. The starting dose is considered to be at 10 mg and sometimes, depending on the patient, can be increased to 20 mg.

Your privates are precious, always consult a professional before dosing yourself. Well, there you go, the three main drugs on the market. Let your physician choose your pick because the side effects involved with any drug affects different individuals differently. Do not put yourself in jeopardy for a popular outcome of a popular product.

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