In the advent of modern medicine, impotence can be treated at a much better success rate than compared to the previous years. These drugs though, are not just given over the counter. Before you are to purchase these happy pills, the pharmacists would ask for a for your physician’s prescription. You cannot just buy these medicines readily. This is actually for your safety, what you need to do first is to consult your physician, who specializes in urology, to see if you are fit to have these drugs or not. Drugs for penile erections can be harmful to someone especially if you don’t know that you have cardiac disease so it is vi­tal that your doctor has to rule these out first, thus the importance of consul­tation before anything else.

The obvious reason why these drugs are regulated (requires doctor’s prescription) is to prevent illicit use of these medications. Again, this is to protect the health of those concerned, because these medications can be fatal if used without supervision.

Below you can find a list of all the synthetically prepared drugs – not herbal medications – that physicians, specifically urologists prescribe to solve issues on male impotency.

Brand Name: Viagra


Brand Name: Levitra


Brand Name: Cialis

The above group of drugs work to relax the smooth muscles that line the pe­nis, allowing the blood to fill in. This is the primary mechanism which causes the corpus cavernosum of the penis to pool with blood and make it erect. These three drugs are taken orally.


Brand Names: Caverject, Muse

Unlike the others, Alprostadil is actually a hormone prostaglandin that relaxes the soft muscles in your genitourinary tract. Just like the above group of drugs, Alprostadil causes muscle relaxation and this promotes the flow of blood into the corpus cavernosum or the spongy tissues of the penis. Thus, a man can at­tain satisfactory erections.

Vardenafil, Tadalfil, and Sildenafil (Viagra) is used under doctor’s supervision with males who have coronary artery disease, active peptic ulcer disease, bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, or retinitis pigmentosa. The doctor would want to make sure that you don’t have any of these diseases so what he does is he orders a laboratory work such as an ECG or an electro cardiogram. He may also asses you for your current medication regimen / maintenance. If you are taking drugs such as nitrates (like antianginal medications), nitroprus sides, or beta blockers (like Propanolol Inderal), he cannot prescribe Tadalfil, Vardenafil, or Sildenafil (Viagra) to you because if you take these drugs alto­gether, you can have cardiac arrest or heart attack.

Unlike the other drugs, Alprostadil is given in the form of injectibles. Its side effeсt include priapism or prolonged painful erections, pain in the injection site, rash, infection, fibrosis, or high blood pressure.

Tadalfil, Vardenafil, or Sildenafil (Viagra) side effects include infections of your urinary tract, headache, dizziness, difficulty of sleep loose stools, redness, stomach upset, low blood pressure, and rash.

These two groups of antiimpotence medications may also cause blurred vi­sion and changes in color vision. These drugs may aggravate or worsen bleeding. That is why it is not prescribed for patients with active stomach ulcer (as ulcers bleed) and to those who have hemophillic or bleeding disorders.