Since the release of Viagra over 15 years ago, the stigma of erectile dysfunction has been reduced significantly. As a result, more and more men are coming to the conclusion that they are not alone in having this problem, and are going to their doctors seeking help. For many, Viagra is the first item on the check-list of things that they bring up in their appointments. Viagra has built up a trusted reputation as one of the best, if not the best, treatment for erectile dysfunction. However, other medications are now on the market for the treatment of ED, and many men are now wondering which pill is the best pill to get them back in the action.
Additionally, due to medical conditions that can interact with Viagra and other medications that treat ED, many men cannot simply take a pill to treat their ED, so they look to other types of ED treatment. When pills are not an option, men can consider surgery or some at-home remedies.
“Some older ED treatments are actually being used more than ever, especially for men who can’t take the pill,” says Michael Feloney, MD, a urologist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
But the question on most men’s mind when looking for a solution for their ED is: which medication works best?
Besides Viagra the most popular prescription medications for treating ED are Levitra and Cialis. Standra and Staxyn are the remaining two of the only five medications that are approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (these include the generic forms of the medications, which are also approved by the FDA). Each medication works in the same basic way, which is by increasing blood supply to the penis, but each medication does have its differences from the next.
The differences between the different ED medications are essentially only in the time it takes for the medication to take effect, and the duration of the effect. For example, Levitra tends to work a little bit longer than Viagra. Both Levitra and Viagra take about 30 minutes to take effect, and the length of duration is only slight: Levitra lasts 5 hours, about an hour longer than Viagra. Get more information about the difference between Viagra and other ED treatments at this site.
Cialis gets to work much faster—within 15 minutes, and the effects can last up to 36 hours. This option may be preferable to someone who needs more flexibility as far as when they will need the effects to be active. Stendra also works within about 15 minutes, but the effects only last a little longer than Levitra—6 hours. Finally, Staxyn has the most immediate effect out of all five medications because of its disintegrating tablet form, but lasts as long as Levitra because they have the same active ingredient.