List of Erectile Dysfunction Medications (14 Compared)

Medications for Erectile Dysfunction

Other names: ED; Erection Problems; Impotence; Sexual Dysfunction, Male

About Erectile Dysfunction: A consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Also commonly known as impotence. Medically, the term erectile dysfunction is used to differentiate impotence from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse

Drugs Used to Treat Erectile Dysfunction

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.


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Generic name: alprostadil systemic

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Alternative treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Erectile Dysfunction. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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A Man Died After Self-Medicating With A Form Of A Drug That Trump Promoted As A Potential Treatment For The Coronavirus

The elderly man died after taking chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks. Trump has been promoting chloroquine as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, but health officials say it hasn’t been tested properly.

Last updated on March 24, 2020, at 11:41 a.m. ET

Posted on March 23, 2020, at 6:22 p.m. ET

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A man died and his wife needed critical care after they both took a drug meant for aquariums that contains chloroquine, a drug President Trump recently touted as a treatment for COVID-19 in spite of a lack of study by health officials or approval by the World Health Organization.

According to the Banner Health hospital system in Phoenix, the couple, both in their sixties, ingested chloroquine phosphate, «an additive commonly used at aquariums to clean fish tanks.» One aquarium supply store online described it as a «wonder drug» that was once only available through veterinarians — for saltwater fish, not humans. The site is currently sold out of the drug.

Thirty minutes after taking the chloroquine phosphate, the couple experienced serious, immediate effects that required them to go to the hospital.

Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director of the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, said that the aquarium additive that the couple ingested has the same active ingredients as the anti-malaria drug chloroquine. However, the formula activated differently than the prescription, Alexis Kramer-Ainza, spokesperson for Banner Health, told BuzzFeed News, making them seriously ill.

The man’s wife, who asked her name not be used to protect her privacy, told NBC News that she took the drug after «I saw it sitting on the back shelf and thought, ‘Hey, isn’t that the stuff they’re talking about on TV?'»

«We were afraid of getting sick,» she told NBC News.

Kramer-Ainza confirmed that the couple took the additive because they most likely read about chloroquine online and in recent news reports.

«We understand people are panicked and looking for answers,» she said. «This is not the way to handle it. Self-medicating will only cause more damage.»

Toxicologists confirmed the substance was responsible for the symptoms they were experiencing, Kramer-Ainza said. The woman’s condition is now stable, and she’s expected to survive because she managed to throw up the drug.

Chloroquine, which has been used in various medications to treat malaria and lupus, has been in the news recently because doctors in countries including South Korea, China, and France have reported positive results when administered to COVID-19 patients, the New York Times reported.

Trump has repeatedly said the drug could be instrumental in the fight against the coronavirus. In a press conference last week, he said the drug, which the FDA has not yet approved for treating COVID-19, «could be a game changer.»

«And maybe not. Maybe not, but I think it could be, based on what I see, it could be a game changer. Very powerful, they’re very powerful,» he said.

The next day, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, bluntly walked back Trump’s assertions.

«The answer is no,» he said in response to reporters’ questions about the drug as a coronavirus treatment, calling the evidence «anecdotal» and emphasizing that there has not been any official studies.

«We’re trying to strike a balance between making something with a potential of an effect to the American people available, at the same time that we do it under the auspices of a protocol that would give us information to determine if it’s truly safe and truly effective,» Fauci said. «But the information that you’re referring to specifically is anecdotal — it was not done in a controlled clinical trial. So you really can’t make any definitive statement about it.»

Fauci later went on Fox News to emphasize that there is no «definitive proof» the drug is effective.

But on Saturday, the president heralded the drug’s promise again, tweeting that coupling chloroquine with the antibiotic azithromycin has «a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.»

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine. The FDA has moved mountains — Thank You! Hopefully they will BOTH (H works better with A, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents).

In their announcement, Banner Health experts stressed that «chloroquine, a malaria medication, should not be ingested to treat or prevent this virus.»

“Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, we understand that people are trying to find new ways to prevent or treat this virus, but self-medicating is not the way to do so,” said Brooks. “The last thing that we want right now is to inundate our emergency departments with patients who believe they found a vague and risky solution that could potentially jeopardize their health.”

Kramer-Ainza added that the health system is hoping this is the first and last chloroquine case it sees.

«When you hear panic from trauma doctors facing these types of situations on top of everything else they’re dealing with, you know it’s serious and scary,» she said.

Nigeria has reported two cases of chloroquine poisoning since Trump’s initial comments, Bloomberg reported.

In a tweet, the country’s health department implored people not to self-medicate for COVID-19. The World Health Organization has not approved chloroquine to fight the virus, the Nigerian health organization said, and scientists are still working to confirm whether it’s safe.

#FactsNotFear @WHO has NOT approved the use of chloroquine for #COVID19 management. Scientists are working hard to confirm the safety of several drugs for this disease. Please DO NOT engage in self-medication. This will cause harm and can lead to death. #COVID19Nigeria

In the US, there is currently no approved drug to treat people with COVID-19. In a recent statement, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that «based upon limited in-vitro and anecdotal data, chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine are currently recommended for treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in several countries.»

However, the drug is still under investigation in clinical trials, and the CDC said there is no available data on how much to give a patient or how long they should be taking the medication. Doctors have been reporting mixed and different dosages, the CDC said.

Banner Health is now urgently warning doctors about the medication.

“We are strongly urging the medical community to not prescribe this medication to any non-hospitalized patients,” Brooks said.


According to the analyses of centres for disease control and prevention, Diabetes Mellitus is the seventh leading cause of the death in the United States. It is a condition that occurs due to malfunctioning of the body’s capability to convert sugar into energy. The food we ingest gets changed into glucose or sugar to give us energy. For the conversion of food into glucose, the beta cells present in the pancreas generate insulin hormone that plays a key role in distributing glucose to other body cells.

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In diabetes, there is either insufficient production of insulin or there is a flawed activity of insulin that cannot move glucose into the cells resulting in sugar build up in the bloodstream. It has severe consequences on health as it can stimulate serious conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, and heart diseases. It was first noticed by a Greek doctor in patients who were passing excess of sweet urine. “Sugar” is a common synonym of diabetes.

Types of diabetes and their causes:

Diabetes is of three types – Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Type 1- Diabetes occurs when there is no formation of insulin by the pancreatic cells in the body. It happens in children or young adults. The Genetic history of an individual and impairment in immune system functioning are the common causes of this condition, but the exact underlying cause is still unknown.

Type 2- Diabetes is most commonly experienced by adults and early signs begin to develop at a younger age. The beta cells of the pancreas become resistant to insulin, and there is no movement of glucose into body cells as the sugar tends to accumulate in the blood stream. If it remains untreated Type 2 Diabetes can cause life-threatening situations.

Gestational diabetes arises during pregnancy- There are high blood sugar levels as the placenta produces insulin blocking hormones, which hinder the activity of insulin. These elevated blood sugar levels have deleterious effects on the growth and safety of the baby. Pregnant ladies have to be very cautious and take extra care of themselves and the unborn child.

Signs and symptoms:

The common sign and symptoms that occur are as follows:

• Recurrent urination
• Weight loss
• Hazy vision
• Fatigue
• Slow healing of sores
• Increased appetite
• Excessive thirst

In case of type 1 diabetes, these symptoms can be easily felt by the person and in some cases nausea or stomach pain may also occur. The type 2 diabetes doesn’t produce many obvious signs and symptoms initially.


Diabetes has serious implications for the individual’s health. A person who has fluctuations in his blood sugar levels for a longer period runs a higher risk of severe complications brought on by diabetes. A few of them are as follows:

• Heart diseases – A diabetic person is more likely to have cardiovascular disease conditions such as heart attack, angina pectoris, atherosclerosis and stroke. Diabetic women are at higher risk of getting CVD than are men
• Damage to kidneys – Diabetes can hamper the normal filtration process and can even cause kidney failure
• Damage to nerves — It can impair the functioning of capillaries that nurture the nerves. The nerve damage in the legs especially foot can result in serious infections and may require foot or leg removal
• Retinopathy- Diabetes has serious impact on the retina of the eye that leads to the complete blindness
• Dementia – This condition arises when there is less glucose available in the brain cells
• Respiratory distress syndrome- It occurs in the premature babies as they have difficulty in breathing. This condition occurs in the baby because of gestational diabetes.


To prevent diabetes you can choose the following lifestyle options:

• Do physical exercise daily
• Avoid being overweight
• Choose healthy food

Myths and facts:

Myth: Insulin will harm you
Fact: Insulin is, in fact, a life saver, but while on insulin you need to be just cautious about your blood sugar levels as it may dip suddenly.
Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes
Fact: Eating sugar is not proven to cause diabetes. However, too much calorie diet may increase the risks of being overweight and it may them further initiate diabetes.

Common medicines

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• Glucobay
• Glypride
• Janumet
• Januvia
• Accu-checks active
• Glycomet GP
• Glycomet SR etc.


The diagnosis of the condition can be done by a simple blood test that calculates the blood glucose levels.

Other tests include the haemoglobin A1C test to calculate the amount of glucose attached to the haemoglobin. It gives the plasma glucose concentration over a period in the blood. It is a diagnostic test for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.

The diagnosis of the condition can be done by a simple blood test that calculates the blood glucose levels.

Types of test Normal Range Diabetic range
Fasting blood sugar 80-99 mg/dl 126 mg/dl and above
Random blood sugar 80-139 mg/dl 200 mg/dl and above
Two hour glucose tolerance test 80-139 mg/dl 200
Haemoglobin A1C test 80-99 mg/dl 4% to 5.6% 5.7% to6.5% mg/dl and above


Till date diabetes has no cure and the only way is to keep sugar levels under control. Low sugar levels avoid any diabetic induced complications. For this, constant monitoring of blood sugar levels is needed which helps to keep tabs on your sugar levels. Self-testing glucose meters are available in the market like Accu-Chek active.

In case of type 1 diabetes, there is the need for insulin as pancreatic cells are not producing enough of it. So in this insulin is required from the outside to compensate the insulin missing in the body. The most common form is injections of insulin that are taken by the patient once in a day to optimize the levels of insulin in the body. Along with this, one should balance out the levels in the body by consuming fewer carbohydrate foods and undertaking the increased physical activity.

Treatment of type 2 diabetes is a complex blend of oral medications, exercise and insulin intake. It is purely dependent on the fluctuating blood sugar levels of a patient. Anti-diabetic drugs are also given that also maintain a constant blood sugar level. Various oral diabetic medications are as follows:

• Metformin
• Glimepiride
• Glibenclamide
• Nateglinide
• Acarbose
• Gliclazide

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Steps to improve health:

Magnesium, calcium, chromium, vitamins like Vitamin B complex (B6, B12, biotin), vitamin C, Vitamin E are the supplements for diabetes that helps in restoring bodily resistance. With the help of your personal physician, fix your best schedule for the balance of insulin levels in the body. Avoid eating junk and fatty food and switch to healthy fruits like blueberries, grapes, bananas; consume vegetables and increase fiber intake. Do a workout or go for long brisk walks to maintain insulin levels in your body. If you smoke, then you should quit smoking as it can have serious consequences on the body. Drink in absolute moderation for increased alcohol intake in diabetics can increase your blood sugar levels dangerously.

Important things to know:

Diabetes is a serious and dangerous disease, but it can be controlled. No matter what type of diabetes you have, you must make a commitment to manage your diabetes.

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