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What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

What is a good over-the-counter drug to take for erectile dysfunction?

ED drug: I am not aware of any otc drug for ed that has been validated to be effective and is also safe. Many products boasting bold claims have come and gone; like fad diets there is a reason they come and then they go. ...Read more

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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Erectile dysfunction refers to any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection firm long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so 'erectile dysfunction' is a descriptive term and not ...Read more


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Due to the high cost of viagra is there anything over-the-counter that is safe to take. For erectile dysfunction that will work the same.

Due to the high cost of viagra is there anything over-the-counter that is safe to take. For erectile dysfunction that will work the same.

No: Nothing similar is available over the counter. There are different medications available besides viagra, but they are not cheap either. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter vitamin for erectile dysfunction?

What is the best over-the-counter vitamin for erectile dysfunction?

Not vitamins but...: Erectile dysfunction can have many causes so no single treatment will work for everyone, but many men have success with a seaweed extract called seanol (sold as fibronol by nutricology), shown in a study to work better than viagra (!). The Amino Acid l-arginine (2000 mg) can help, as can zinc & various herbs such as ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng, gingko, maca and tribulus. ...Read more

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What is the best erectile dysfunction drug to take?

What is the best erectile dysfunction drug to take?

Depends: It'd be nice to know the cause. Some men lack testosterone, whereas others have problems with penis vasculature or nerves that are not working properly. Viagra, Cialis or Levitra are frequently used empirically, meaning without knowing the cause for sure and all 3 of those appear to be equally effective between themselves. ...Read more

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I take 25 mg atenolol daily. Cialis , viagra make my heart pound too much. What's safe to take for erectile dysfunction?

I take 25 mg atenolol daily. Cialis , viagra make my heart pound too much. What's safe to take for erectile dysfunction?

Not many choices: If you cannot tolerate these two, chances are you may not able tolerate other ed medications. Please see a urologist for other options. ...Read more

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Hi, I have hi cholesterol, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, i take simvastatin and insulin is it bad if i take niacin to increase my hdl.?

Hi, I have hi cholesterol,  diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, i take simvastatin and insulin is it bad if i take niacin to increase my hdl.?

No: Otc Niacin can cause mild increase in sugar- not significant in someone already on insulin. Best form to take is prescription Niaspan which after 3 months has no significant increase in sugars. Safe to take either with simvastatin. ...Read more

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What is difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction? Is ED just a term from the drug companies?

No difference: Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads. No difference. ...Read more

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Erectile Failure (Definition)

Erectile failure is also known as Erectile dysfunction. Erectile failure, also called erectile dysfunction or male impotence, is the inability to achieve or sustain an ...Read more


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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence is also known as Erectile dysfunction. Impotence is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to achieve or maintain a state of sexual arousal, ...Read more


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