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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.
There are four drugs licensed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in Ireland: Viagra, Spedra, Cialis and Levitra. They all work in the same way, by increasing the blood flow to the penis. They only work if you’re sexually aroused and won’t give you an erection otherwise.
Viagra is the most well-known erectile dysfunction medication. It needs to be taken 30 minutes to one hour before sex. Its effect lasts for four hours, during which you will find it easier to get an erection. You mustn’t take more Viagra than you have been prescribed and you can’t take more than one dose per day.
Cialis is very similar to Viagra but it remains effective for up to 36 hours. As with Viagra, it takes around 30 minutes to an hour for the medication to take effect.
Another treatment option for men with erectile problems is Levitra. Like most erectile dysfunction drugs, it needs to be taken 30 minutes to an hour before sex and its effect lasts for approximately 5 hours. Studies have shown, that Levitra is an effective treatment for men with diabetes who suffer from erectile problems. However, it is currently unclear whether Levitra works better in diabetes patients than the other erectile dysfunction drugs.
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 erectile dysfunction 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 ED.
Although men of all ages can experience these symptoms, your risk of ED increases with age. ED 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.
Erectile dysfunction can have different causes. While some men experience problems with getting an erection due to stress or performance anxiety, ED can also be a symptom of a serious underlying health issue such as depression, high cholesterol, problems with your blood circulation, high blood pressure or diabetes.
There are a number of lifestyle choices which are known to increase your risk of ED, such as drinking alcohol, smoking and taking recreational drugs.
It is important to bear in mind that there isn’t necessarily one single cause but that erectile problems can occur as a result of several factors.
It is also possible for ED to occur as the result of an injury or a side effect of certain medications. If you experience ED for the first time or you feel that your symptoms worsen over time you should consult a doctor for a check up.