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    Erectile Dysfunction
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    How to Make Erectile Dysfunction Medication Work Better

    If you are struggling with erectile dysfunction, and if you are in need of erectile dysfunction medication, the last thing that you want to be thinking about is whether or not they are going to work. For the most part, erectile dysfunction medications have an incredibly high success rate and the majority of people that take them will find that their experience is a positive one.

    However, are there any ways that you can make your erectile dysfunction medication work better for you? In this article, we will discuss how to make the most of your ED medication, as well as who each different type of medication can benefit most. We will also provide you with information regarding what you should do if your erectile dysfunction medication drugs aren’t working in the way that you want. 

    What is the most effective treatment for erectile dysfunction?

    There are many different types of erectile dysfunction medication, to the point where it can be confusing about which one is best for you. In general, the majority of erectile dysfunction medications will all have a similar level of effectiveness. For orally taken tablets, around 70% of people will find that the treatment works. For the other 30%, it may only have minor effects or no effects at all. Erectile dysfunction medications can be different, and there are two major brand names that everyone associates with ED. The brands are Viagra and Cialis, and these are the branded versions of sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis).

    Who is Viagra for?

    Viagra is a branded version of Sildenafil, a medication that is used for treating erectile dysfunction. Viagra is a prescription only medication, meaning that it is only suitable for people that have been prescribed it for treating ED. There is however an over the counter version of Viagra called Viagra Connect.

    Who is Sildenafil for?

    Sildenafil is simply the generic name for the medication used in Viagra. You can purchase sildenafil as a prescription only medication, and the effects are much the same as you would get with branded Viagra.

    Who is Cialis for?

    Cialis is the branded version of Tadalafil, which is an alternative erectile dysfunction medication to sildenafil. Cialis is different to Viagra as it can be taken daily, and it has much longer lasting effects. Viagra will generally stay in your system for a few hours, whereas Cialis will last for days. Cialis is great for those who would like to attain an erection for spontaneous sexual activity. 

    Who is Tadalafil for?

    In the same way that sildenafil is the generic version of Viagra, tadalafil is the generic version of Cialis. Tadalafil again has a much longer active duration and is the choice of men who are looking to have spontaneous sexual activity. 

    What alternative forms of ED treatments are available?

    There are also alternative treatments for ED available to men suffering with sexual dysfunction than just typical oral PDE5 inhibitor medication such as Viagra and Cialis. These include penis creams for erectile dysfunction such as Alprostadil cream (also referred to in it's branded form as 'Vitaros cream').

    How can you make ED drugs work better?

    In order to understand how to make your ED medication work better for you, it is first important to learn how ED medication actually works in the first place. Medication for erectile dysfunction will not actually provide the taker with an erection, instead, it will promote blood flow to the penis when it is aroused, making it easier for a man to get, and importantly maintain a healthy erection. Many people believe that taking the pill will instantly provide them with an erection, however, if you are not aroused, this is not the case. In order to help erectile dysfunction medication to work better for you, there are a few things that you can do. Some ways to improve the effects of ED medication include:

    • Give yourself plenty of time

    The majority of erectile dysfunction medications, be it sildenafil or tadalafil, will need some time before any effects are noticed. Some people may take the tablet and expect instant results. This is not the case, as the tablets will need a few hours before the medicine is in your system. 

    • Take the right dosage for you

    Prescription only erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra, Cialis, sildenafil, and tadalafil are available to buy in different dosages. When you have been prescribed them, your doctor should tell you what dosage would be best, however, if you find that your prescribed medication is not working as you wish, you may want to consult with your doctor.

    • Watch what you eat

    When you eat a diet that does not promote good health, you may find that some bodily functions can deplete. This can affect your ability to attain and retain an erection. Some foods can make the medication in your ED drugs take longer to take effect. For example, meals that are high in fat can lead to medication taking longer to kick in. Avoid eating overly fatty meals, or meals that contain a lot of salt when you are using erectile dysfunction medication to ensure you get the results you want. 

    What should you do if ED drugs don’t work

    If you have followed the tips above, and if you have had your dosage changed by your doctor without any noticeable changes, you may be wondering why, and what you can do to change your fortunes. The best thing that you can do is speak with your doctor and explain what is happening. After doing so, they may suggest that you change your dosage, or that you move to a different erectile dysfunction medication, such as Cialis.

    Alternatively, you may wish to change your lifestyle in an attempt to alter your erectile dysfunction problems manually. To do this, you can alter your diet, exercise routines, and habits. By kicking habits such as excessive drinking and smoking, you may find that you no longer struggle with erectile dysfunction. 

    What do people who use ED drugs say about them?

    Here are some real reviews from people who regularly use erectile dysfunction medications:

    Cialis user - "Talked to my doc. He suggested Cialis. It’s simply brilliant!"

    Viagra user - "I have been taking Viagra for about 15 years. It works great for me with minimal side effects."

    To read more reviews about erectile dysfunction medications, check out drugs.com

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    Scott Weaver

    Scott is an experienced and professional content writer who works exclusively for UK Meds.

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