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Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is common amongst men between the ages of 40 and 70, as it is estimated that almost a half of men this age will suffer from some impotence problems. ED treatments are available in a variety of forms, however the most popular treatment used is tablets.
As part of our online pharmacy service, we provide an online consultation with our GMC registered doctor. Simply select your treatment and complete the online doctor's questionnaire. Your information will then be reviewed by our doctor and, if approved a private prescription will be issued. If you already have a private or NHS prescription, you can select the correct medication and send your prescription to Oxford Online Pharmacy. Your prescribed medication will be dispensed and sent discreetly to your chosen address as soon as we have received your prescription.
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Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is common amongst men aged 40 and above. It is estimated that half of men aged 40 to 70 have some impotence problems. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get or maintain an erection during sexual intercourse.
The causes of erectile dysfunction and impotence may be physical, psychological or both. Physical causes may be due to a narrowing of the blood vessels going to the penis. This can be triggered by weight problems, lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol intake, high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol. In turn, psychological causes may include relationship problems, stress or depression.
There are a number of widely used ED treatments for impotence. Tablets, which temporarily increase blood flow to the penis, are commonly used. These tablets are the prescription only medicines, Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil). Viagra and Levitra typically take 60 minutes before they work, and the effects may last up to eight hours. Before taking this prescription medication you should avoid heavy meals and alcohol, as these factors can impinge effectiveness. Cialis usually takes 30 minutes to work and can last up to 36 hours. Moreover, Spedra is fast acting and takes 15 minutes to work. You should only take one tablet within a 24 hour period and sexual stimulation is required for these tablets to work.
Alternative ED treatments include Caverject, Viridal and Muse. If tablets are not effective you may want to try Caverject or Viridal, which can be injected into the base of the penis. Caverject and Viridal contain the drug Alprostadil, as does Muse, which is taken by inserting a small pellet into the penis. A new alternative is Vitaros cream, which also contains the active ingredient Alprostadil. Vitaros is applied to the hole in the penis, and is an effective ED treatment if you have problems taking tablets.
There is a wide choice of ED treatments and tablets, which come in various strengths; Viagra, Sildenafil, Cialis, Levitra and Spedra and their suitability can be viewed in the table below. Viagra is made by Pfizer in the UK and in June 2013, the Viagra patent ended. As a result, there is now a choice of Pfizer Sildenafil and Sildenafil, which are cheaper versions of Viagra. However, to obtain ED treatments you will need a prescription.
|Time To Work (minutes)||30-60||30||60||15|
|Food||Longer to work with a heavy meal||No effects||Longer to work with a heavy meal||N/A|
|Alcohol||Avoid excessive alcohol||Avoid excessive alcohol||Avoid excessive alcohol||N/A|
All erectile dysfunction treatments require a prescription. If you need a prescription you can take a free online consultation with our GMC registered doctor. If you are approved, the expert doctor at our Oxford Online Pharmacy will issue a private prescription, your medication will be dispensed, and you will be charged £25.00. However, if you are unsuccessful your £25.00 will be refunded in full. Alternatively, if you already have a private or NHS prescription, you should order the treatment online and send your prescription to Oxford Online Pharmacy. Once we have received the prescription, your prescribed medication will be dispensed and sent to your delivery address.