Order your prescription from an online doctor service that you trust.
Complete a short questionnaire and choose your treatment, then our doctors will review your order and prescribe your chosen medicine.
If you're not sure which treatment to choose, use our free 'Ask a Doctor to Recommend a Medicine' service to have one of our doctors suggest medicine that is suitable for you.
You can use your Superdrug Online Doctor prescription to buy your erectile dysfunction treatment at any pharmacy in Ireland.
The erectile dysfunction medicines we prescribe may cause side effects but they are generally quite mild and will fade once you stop taking the medicine.
Side effects can include:
Although the medicines we prescribe are common treatments for erectile dysfunction, there are other treatment options including:
If the causes of your erectile dysfunction are psychological, you may benefit from talking to a therapist.
Erectile dysfunction (also known as ED) is defined as the inability to gain and maintain an erection hard enough for sex. It is a common condition and most men experience symptoms of ED at some point in their lives. If you experience difficulties with your erections more than once in every five attempts, you may be suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Although men of all ages can experience these symptoms, your risk of ED increases with age. This condition is believed to affect 30% – 50% of men between 40 and 70 and almost 70% of all men over the age of 70.
In a recent study, 49.6% of Irish men who were asked whether they had ever experienced a form of sexual dysfunction which lasted for more than one month responded with “yes”. The survey took all forms of male sexual dysfunction into account, including premature ejaculation and low libido.
The most common medication for treating erectile dysfunction is a type of pill called ‘PDE-5 inhibitors’, the most well-known of these is Viagra.
These medications don’t work for everyone but they are easy to use and work for around 60% of the people that try them. They do this by increasing the amount of blood in the penis.
The PDE5-inhibitors available in Ireland are:
If you have regular trouble getting or maintaining an erection then you might have Erectile Dysfunction.
If you visit a doctor, they’ll start by asking you for your medical and sexual history. This will help your doctor to better understand your situation, and also see if there’s another condition you have, or medication you’re taking, that could be causing erectile dysfunction.
The doctor may check your penis and testicles to make sure they look as they should and their nerves are working as expected. They may also check for signs of hormonal imbalances.
Based on your physical exam, they may also order some tests to check for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or low levels of testosterone.
Your doctor may then prescribe a treatment depending on the findings. From medication to lifestyle changes, there are many treatment options available that can be right for you.
As we mentioned before, erectile dysfunction (ED) can be caused by a number of different factors. Physical causes, such as diabetes and heart disease, can cause ED which is more common for older men. However, psychological causes are the most common culprit behind this condition in men under 50.
Other causes of erectile dysfunction include excessive drinking, cycling too much, and smoking.
You can order a prescription for any of the 4 PDE-5 inhibitors available in Ireland through Superdrug Online Doctor.
What you need to do is fill out a short questionnaire about your health and lifestyle. If you’re not sure of which medication to order you can also choose the ‘Ask a Doctor to Recommend a Medicine’ option at the top of this page.
After you’ve ordered and paid for your prescription, one of our doctors will review your order and approve it if it's right for you. If our doctors do not think it would be safe or appropriate to prescribe medication to you, you will be issued with a full refund straight away.
After a prescription has been filled, it will be sent either to your home or your local pharmacy, depending on which one you prefer.
Taking erectile dysfunction can help you enjoy sex and combat symptoms of ED, but it won’t take care of the underlying causes.
Some changes might not apply to you, but here are a few lifestyle changes that you may be able to benefit from: