Impotence is one of those health problems in men that is faced by many but discussed by none. In order to keep the spark alive in the relationship, it is necessary to maintain a healthy and satisfactory sexual relationship. But there are couples who are unable to keep their sexual relationship satisfactory and in most cases, men’s incapability is the key reason for it. In many cases, the partner of such men are understanding and does not let this issue come in between their relationship but it is a duty of a man to treat this health problem and satisfy the needs of his partner. It is important to look for a solution and treat this issue as soon as possible. There are many medications available that enhances the sexuality of the male and helps them boost their relationship.
In medical terms, this inability to fulfill the desires of the partner is known as erectile dysfunction. This order is also known as impotence. It is a disorder of male sexual function which is defined as a persistent inability to achieve or maintain sufficient penile erection for satisfactory sexual activity. This condition involves physiological and biological factors and men of any age group can be affected by this health problem. There are many factors that can lead to this issue in men such as
- Smoking and Drinking
- Kidney failure etc.
Most Commonly used drugs to treat impotence
There are many drugs that are used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and the most commonly used drugs for this health issue are
Viagra (Generic name of Sildenafil)
Cialis (Generic name of Tadalafil)
Levitra (Generic name of Vardenafil)
The working of all the above three drugs are quite similar but the efficiency of each of them varies. There are differences in how quickly they start to work and for how long their efficiency stays. The penile erection is managed by two mechanisms, the reflex erection, and psychogenic erection. The reflex erection uses the lower part of the spinal cord and the peripheral nerve whereas the psychogenic erection uses the limbic system of the brain. They all belong to the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor and enhances the effect of nitric oxide. In the corpus cavernosum, nitric oxide is released which activates the enzymes and increases the level of cGMP (Cyclic guanosine monophosphate). cGMP relaxes the muscles and allow the inflow of blood to the penis. When the level of cGMP increases in the body, satisfactory sexual intercourse is experienced. Although Cialis, viagra, and Levitra all work for inhibiting PDE5 the efficiency of Cialis is better than viagra and Levitra. Cialis works for a longer duration as compared to viagra and Levitra.
Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra are considered as a drug of choice to treat impotence but there are some common side effects of taking these drugs such as stomach upset, blurred vision, chest pain, hearing disability, dizziness, etc. Usually, the side effects of these drugs are mild but it is recommended that if you ever experience any serious side effect then contact the doctor immediately to avoid any future complications. Also, it should be noted that Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra are three different drugs that belong to the same type, therefore use any one of these and not all. If you are using tadalafil then do not use sildenafil or Vardenafil. It can cause serious side effects. There are drugs that can interact with these drugs and some of the drugs that are known to interact include
- Alkyl nitrates
- Isosorbide Dinitrate
Also, along with these drugs, there are medications of some diseases that can interact with these drugs. Some of the diseases include
- Antifungal medications
- Hepatitis C medications
- Hypotension or low blood pressure medications
- Nitrates or nitroprusside
It should be noted that the consumption of any of these medicines should only be done after consulting to the doctor and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredient that is present in these medicines. Also, share your medical history and the list of medicines you are already taking. Your doctor can guide you about all the possible interactions and the way to avoid them. These medicines are not meant for children so keep them out of reach of children and people below the age of 18 are not permitted to take these drugs. Read the label of the drugs carefully and ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredient that is present in these drugs.