Comparing Popular Impotence Treatments For You

Following is a useful table comparing the various treatment methods for erectile dysfunction. This will give you an idea of how quickly each option works, the benefits as well the potential side effects you may encounter.

These are the most widely used ED solutions and all are currently available to you. There are other treatments as well which can be found using the navigation to the left.

Take a look at all of your options below to see which medication or alternative treatment is right for you.  Remember that everyone is different, so what works for one person might not be the best choice for another.  Talk to your doctor about all of the available impotence solutions.

Treatment

Time Intervals

Benefits

Side Effects





Viagra
(sildenafil citrate)
starts working in 30-60 mins simple to take effects slowed by food and alcohol
lasts up to 4 hours painless, non-invasive treatment nasal congestion
success rate 60%-70% headache
easily hidden and transportable facial flushing
FDA approval slight nausea
taken only when required disturbed vision/bluish tinge to vision
severe risk if taken with nitrate medications




Cialis
(tadalafil)
starts working in 10-20 minutes painless, non-invasive treatment nasal congestion
lasts up to 36 hours or more not affected by food or alcohol headache
success rate over 70% facial flushing
FDA approval slight nausea
easily hidden and transportable severe risk if taking nitrate medications




Levitra
(vardenafil)
starts working in 30-60 minutes simple to take effects slowed by food and alcohol
lasts up to 5 hours painless, non-invasive treatment nasal congestion
easily hidden and transportable headache
FDA approval facial flushing
taken only when required slight nausea
severe risk if taking nitrate medication




Uprima
(apomorphine)
starts working in 5-15 minutes works by stimulating hypothalamus mild nausea
lasts up to 4 hours oral treatment taken under the tongue mild headache
doesn't react to nitrate medication dizziness
success rate over 60% not approved by FDA
not affected by food or alcohol




Impotence Vacuum Pumps starts working immediately safe and drug-free slight bruising and pain
"tension ring" must be removed
within 30 minutes
no waiting period occasional pain/inability to ejaculate
not affected by food or alcohol rare incidents of priapism*
no interaction with other medications bulky to transport




Impotence Injections starts working in 10-15 minutes success rate 70%-75% tenderness in penis and testicles
lasts 60-90 minutes no interaction with nitrate medications occasional scarring
used only when required rare incidences of priapism*




Penile Implants starts working when required easy to use surgical procedure involved
erection lasts as long as required no interaction with other medications possible post-surgical complications




MUSE
(urethral suppository)
starts working in 5-15 minutes success rate 45%-65% mild discomfort
lasts up to 60 minutes can be part of combination therapy plan medication requires refrigeration
FDA approval best result when used with tension ring

*Priapism is a rare condition where the penis remains erect for more than two to three hours. If priapism occurs, medical attention should be sought immediately.

Again, if you do not see a treatment here and want more information about how it works or its benefits and side effects, look through the other section of the site. We have some newer options, some new procedures as well as some natural impotence treatments which can be helpful for many people.

We will be updating this chart to include other treatments as they come to market so that you can compare them as well to help you figure out what your best choice will be.

UPDATE:  We've added more comprehensive head to head comparisons of popular ED medications.  You can view them below:

Cialis vs. Viagra - We look at two of the best selling meds side by side and weight the pros and cons of each.

Levitra vs. Viagra - Two very similar medications, but is one better than the other?

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