Choosing The Right Medicine For Erectile Dysfunction

Male sexual dysfunctions include loss of libido (sexual desire), Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Premature Ejaculation (PE). ED affects around 55% of men between the age group of 40 and 70. It is a fact that most men experience some degree of ED at some point in their lives.

There are a few effective medications used for the treatment of ED, but choosing the right one is important.

Physical causes of ED include vascular, neurological and hormonal factors. Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low testosterone, and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease are a few common causes of ED, while psychological causes include stress, anxiety and depression.

Oral therapies available for treating Erectile Dysfunction include Sildenafil Citrate (Fildena), Tadalafil (Tadalista) and Vardenafil (Filitra). These ED drugs belong to the same class of therapeutic agents called PDE5-inhibitors. Pharmacologically, they work by boosting the blood supply to the penile organ to encourage an erection.

PDE5-inhibitors negate the function of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) in order to release nitric oxide within the body. Nitric oxide is a chemical that looks after increasing blood supply to the penile organ by dilating the blood vessels and relaxing the penile muscles. Remember, they work only when a man is sexually aroused.


Fildena is effective for any degree of erectile dysfunction in almost 75% of men. But, why is there is a need for another medication? In some men, Fildena may not work; they might need another medicine such as Tadalista or Filitra.

Fildena is quite similar to Filitra, while Tadalista is a bit different. The duration of action of Fildena and Filitra is four to six hours, while Tadalista lasts long for up to 36 hours. Hence, Tadalista is called the weekend medicine. Fildena usually takes an hour to exhibit its effect, whereas Filitra and Tadalista will help you experience the effect within 20 to 30 minutes.

Younger adults with erectile dysfunction might do well with Tadalista, while older people with medical issues might perform well with Fildena or Filitra. Diabetics with erectile dysfunction can use Filitra to improve their erection.

Please note that these ED medicines are not safe for men who are already taking nitrates medication for chest pain or angina. That’s because PDE5-inhibitor drugs are incompatible with nitrates; if taken together, a man will experience serious hypotension i.e. low blood pressure.

To be on a safer side, always seek medical advice and ask your doctor which ED drug is right and suitable for you!