Oral medications are often the first line of treatment for erectile dysfunction. For most men who have trouble keeping an erection firm enough for sex, these medications work well and cause few side effects.
How does it work?
Oral medications are not aphrodisiacs and they do not increase sexual desire. For these treatments to be effective you need sexual stimulation as well as sexual desire. They will not give you an erection without this. If a man has a normal erectile function he doesn’t need to take this. However, this is what someone with erectile dysfunction will need to take.
Oral medications are available in a large variety of dose strengths. Many doctors start treatment with a dose in the middle range, which can then be reduced or increased dependant on the requirement. The tablets are usually taken on demand, 30-60 minutes before sexual activity, but many men find it better to wait longer to have sex if possible. Don’t forget, you have to be both mentally and physically stimulated to get an erection.
Remember, oral medications don’t work for everyone. If you haven’t had much success after taking the maximum dose on 8 different occasions, it may be worth asking your doctor if you can try a different type of tablet as a change can sometimes work, or ask if you can try a daily dose of tadalafil 5mg instead.
It is very much possible for oral treatment to be able to treat erectile dysfunction, but don’t be too downhearted if they don’t work immediately. Just make the change to a different kind of oral treatment for erectile dysfunction and remember, they require you to have both sexual desire and sexual stimulation to kick in and start working.