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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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?