7 Best Medications for Treating ED

Best Medications for Treating EDIf you experience erectile dysfunction (ED), don’t worry; you’re not alone. Approximately 1 million men in Australia experience ED in a given year. Fortunately, there are several options available to help you maintain an erection for sex.

1.  Viagra (Sildenafil)

Viagra is one of the most widely known ED medications. With its active ingredient Viagra, is available in generic forms like: Suhagra, Kamagra, Cenforce to name a few. Viagra can be taken as needed 1 hour before sexual activity.

It typically comes as a 25 mg, 50 mg, or 100 mg oral tablet. Medical practitioners have been prescribing Viagra for the treatment of ED for decades.  Although like all prescription drugs it does have an array of side effects, however most men tolerate Viagra well.

Its popularity has lead to Viagra itself becoming a generic term for erectile dysfunction medications.

2.  Cialis (Tadalafil)

Cialis is the brand name for . It can be used to treat ED as well as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Cialis is available as a once-daily pill in strengths of 2.5 mg and 5 mg. Unlike other PDE-5 inhibitor drugs, Cialis has a longer half-life. This means that its effects last much longer.

Also available in generic forms such as Tadarise, Tadacip and Tadora, these generic brands still contain the same active ingredient Tadalafil and are an excellent alternative, offering affordability without the compromise of quality.

Cialis is becoming the more popular choice in Australia for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

3.  Kamagra (Sildenafil Jelly)

If you have trouble swallowing a pill or would rather have a faster-acting version of sildenafil, Kamagra jelly is a useful option. Kamagra contains the active ingredient of Viagra (sildenafil) in an oral jelly form for enhanced absorption.

Many men enjoy the ease of taking sildenafil in a jelly form as it can be eaten directly from the packet without the need for water.

4.  Stendra (Avanafil)

Stendra works as a PDE-5 inhibitor like Viagra and Cialis. However, it can be taken as early as 15 minutes before sex. In this way, Stendra tends to work faster than its counterparts. Stendra is usually available in a 50 mg, 100 mg, and 200 mg oral tablet.

5.  Levitra (Vardenafil)

Levitra, or , is another PDE-5 inhibitor that works to increase blood flow to the penis. Its effects can last for up to 4 or 5 hours after taking it. Levitra may also produce less side effects compared to Viagra.

6.  Red Ginseng (Panax Ginseng)

Also known as Panax ginseng, red ginseng is a commonly used herbal for many ailments and is a well know aphrodisiac.

Originally from Korea Panax is believed to assist with erectile dysfunction, brain function and is often relied upon for its calming effect.

It has also been studied as an ED treatment. According to a systematic review, which included seven different trials, red ginseng was found to have beneficial effects for those with ED.

7.  Maca (Lepidium Meyenii)

Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, is native to the Andes region in South America. The root of the Maca plant is edible and is often ground and used as a cooking ingredient.  It has been a popular natural remedy for enhancing sexual function and is commonly known as Peruvian ginseng.

The Maca plant plant is a rich source of carbs, nutrients and minerals, and is regarded as a multi-purpose herbal supplement that has positive effects for both sexes.

Based on a collection of randomized, clinical trials, maca was found to be effective for treating ED. However, more rigorous studies may be needed.

Bottom Line

Erectile dysfunction can be a difficult condition to deal with. For some men, symptoms may come and go at inconvenient times. Luckily, there are tried and proven treatments that are widely available to help you.