Options include a group of medication known as PDE5-inhibitors and include tadalafil, sildenafil and vardenafil. Formulations now offer lower dose daily dosing as well as on demand single doses, some lasting up to 36 hours. Sexual stimulation is still required for arousal.

Some medications may interact with food and alcohol while others do not, which might be an important consideration when discussing treatment with a healthcare practitioner.

There are also novel and experimental treatments becoming available, men who suffer from erectile dysfunction should really not suffer in silence. There are also newer generic medications that have made the treatment of ED more accessible and affordable to more South African men. Speak to your doctor about the possible causes of ED and what the most suitable medication for you might be. It could be the most important doctor’s visit of your life.