It is estimated that millions of men suffer from impotency. In the United States alone, nearly 30 million men are known to be diagnosed with impotency, while majority of them are not receiving any kind of treatment. Find out some of the most effective generic medicines that can help cope with impotency.
Impotency, also called erectile dysfunction (ED), is a sexual ailment, in which a man struggles to experience penile erection during sexual activity. Occasional attack of poor erection is considered normal, but frequent episodes of weak erections might indicate some serious underlying condition. It is believed that the penile shaft does not get enough blood to experience an erection and this could be due to narrowing of erectile arteries.
Erectile Dysfunction is not curable, but treatable with oral treatments, penile implants, penile pumps and surgery. Many men prefer oral drugs to end the suffering of impotency, as they are the easiest and safe way. Following are the generic medicines that are extremely effective against erectile dysfunction –
- Sildenafil Citrate (Fildena, Filagra and Siltrate)
- Tadalafil (Tadalista)
- Vardenafil (Filitra)
These drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of impotency. Sildenafil Citrate is the first oral medicine established for ED treatment. They belong to a group of drugs called PDE5-antagonist. PDE5 (Phosphodiesterase-5) is a naturally secreting enzyme that is suppressed on oral administration of these ED medications. The body releases nitric oxide in order to dilate the narrowed blood vessels and relax the muscles to allow the blood to flow flawlessly into the spongy tissue for an erection.
Erections promoted by these medicines are really strong and durable, thereby helping men perform satisfactory sexual intercourse. Out of these three ED drugs, Tadalafil has the longer duration of effect i.e. 36 hours, whereas Sildenafil Citrate and Vardenafil stay up to four to six hours. Due to longer duration of effect, Tadalafil is often considered the weekend medicine.
PDE5-inhibitors are contraindicated in men who are suffering from severe medical conditions or undergoing treatment with medicines such as alpha-blockers or nitrates. If these drugs are taken in association with PDE5-inhibitors, you may experience severe hypotension that needs immediate medical help.
Alcohol, grapefruits and fatty foods are strictly prohibited along with ED medicines, as they readily interrupt the process of drug assimilation. Do not exceed the prescribed dose, as overdose is associated with unpleasant side effects.
Nausea, headache, dizziness, blurry vision and nasal congestion are a few common side effects that subside. However, some susceptible men may experience chest pain, breathlessness and skin rashes, which need immediate medical help. A rare side effect called Priapism (prolonged erection) need immediate surgical intervention.
Undoubtedly, oral medicines are effective against erectile dysfunction, but it is important that you use them after talking to a medical professional.