Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a type of sexual disorder in men in which a man is not able to attain or sustain a firm and strong penile erection for an extended duration of time. This leads to disappointment among partners, which further can produce relationship conflicts. ED can be managed in numerous ways. ED pills are the most simple and effective way of managing erectile dysfunction.
There are various ED pills available in the market. Both branded and generic versions of the ED pills are available in the market.
Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra re the branded versions of ED pills, whereas Silagra, Suhagra, Penegra, Zenegra, Tadalis, and Snovitra Professional, etc. are the generic versions
How do ED pills improve sexual dysfunction?
The active constituents of ED pills inhibit the actin of the PDE-5 enzyme, which leads to an increase in the levels of cGMP. The increased levels of cGMP lead to the relaxation of smooth muscles and dilation of the blood vessels. The dilated blood vessels carry an increased amount of blood to the penile organ. The increased blood supply to the penile organ results in a firm and strong penile erection.
Active constituents present in ED pills include-
• Sildenafil Citrate
Sildenafil Citrate- It was the first oral drug approved by the FDA in1998 for treating erectile dysfunction. The action of this drug begins within 30 to 60 minutes post oral administration. The action persists for an average duration of four hours. It is sold in three standards doses such as 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg.
Tadalafil- The FDA approved it for use in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in 2003. It is a PDE-5 inhibitor with a long duration of action. It is preferred by the majority of men suffering from erectile dysfunction due to its long duration of action of 36 hours. If you are taking Tadalafil for the first time, your doctor will prescribe you a 10mg dose.
Vardenafil- It was approved by the FDA in 2003 for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. You can observe its effect as early as 10 minutes. Its effects persist for a duration of five to seven hours. Vardenafil is sold in various strengths such as 2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg.
Points to remember
1.Avoid consuming these pills, if you have a history of allergy to its active and inactive components.
2.Take these pills only when you an urge to indulge in sexual activity.
3.Do not take more than one ED pill in a duration of 24 hours.
4.Avoid consuming medicines such as nitrates and blood pressure-lowering medicines with ED pills, as together these medicines can produce a severe drop in blood pressure.
5.ED pills are not recommended for use in men under 18 years of age.
6.Avoid consuming alcohol, fatty food or grapefruit while on treatment with ED pills as they can delay the absorption of the active constituent present in ED pills.
7.Do not engage in any activity requiring mental alertness after taking ED pills as these can produce drowsiness.