How to make ED medications work effectively?

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Erectile Dysfunction(ED) is the most common sexual problem in men. It is the condition where men are unable to get an erection or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse. This condition can cause mental issues in the men dealing with it and can even sabotage a relationship.  There are different methods to counter this condition depending on the cause of it. One of the most popular methods to counter Erectile dysfunction is taking ED medications as prescribed by the doctor. 

Most of the men who are on oral medication report stronger, longer-lasting erections. There are many medications like Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Vardenafil, Dextromethorphan, and Apomorphine available for ED. But as with any medication, getting to the desired result may take some trial and error—and requires commitment. Here are some things you can do to make your ED medication more effective.

Proper knowledge about the medication before taking it

We would suggest you know about your medication before you start taking it as potential knowledge of the side effects and effectiveness of the medications can help you understand the treatment well. 

Some of the medications last up to 4-6 hours and some of them up to 36 hours, so proper knowledge of your medication can help you treat the condition effectively. 

In case of any side effects like headache, dizziness, flashes, or digestive problems after taking the ED medication, do not panic, instead, consult a doctor regarding it so that doctor may change your medication accordingly.

Plan ahead for the medication

Any medication takes time to start taking action So are the ED medications. Most of the ED medications take some time to start producing a noticeable effect on your ability to develop and maintain an erection. But it’s worth waiting and maintaining the correct timing to take the medication.

For example, Sildenafil takes 30 to 60 minutes to become fully active in the body. The amount of time required for it to start taking action depends on a variety of factors, from your diet to your metabolism.

Whereas Cialis can take up to 1-2 hours before it starts working and it can last up to 36 hours i.e a full one and half day. It’s not that you will be erect for the whole 36 hours but you will be able to get stronger erections with the help of Cialis in this period.

Taking these medications just before having sex may leave you in an awkward situation where the drug isn’t quite fully active when you need it most. Although it is a bit of a mood-killer to have a timeline for every single moment, it’s wise to know basically when you should take the drug. There is no reason to hurry, take it easy, and enjoy being with your wife until you’ve taken Viagra.

Dosage and Proper Medication

Dosage of medicine is very much important to have its impact on our body. Most of the men try ED Medications buying online without knowing much about the dosage which results in the disappointment of not having erections. Some need a 50 mg dosage and some might need a 100 mg dosage for getting effective erections depending on their condition which can’t be figured out on their own by searching online without consulting a doctor. So before taking medications consulting a physician and taking the prescription of medications with dosage is important. 

Do not increase or decrease the dosage of the medication on your own without consulting a doctor for it as it can lead to more side effects of the medication.

Get in the mood

These ED medications work only when you are feeling aroused. We would suggest you take some time and spend some time with your partner before going to the actual act so that you can create some romantic, relaxed mood and also can give some time for the medications so start working.

Say No! to Heavy and Fatty meals

Erections are caused by the blood flow to the penis but taking a heavy meal makes the blood flow diverted to the stomach for digestion stopping you from getting harder and long-lasting erections.

Obesity is one of the major factors that cause Erectile dysfunction in men. Avoiding heavy meals before taking the medication can help you achieve stronger erections.

The rate at which Viagra or other ED medications are absorbed into the body will be affected by the food you’ve eaten beforehand. It works most efficiently on an empty stomach, although if you want to eat something first, opt for a light, ‘healthy’ meal.

Better Lifestyle, Better Sex

A better lifestyle will save you from many diseases and diseases like blood pressure, heart problems that cause Erectile Dysfunction.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet is important to have stronger Erections and healthy sexual life.

Quitting alcohol and smoking will eventually help you with better erections as these are the major factors that cause Erectile dysfunction in men.

Regular exercising can also help you with a better lifestyle and can boost testosterone levels in the body which will eventually help you with Erectile dysfunction.

Know the potential side effects and interactions with other medicines

The possible side effects of these ED medications can include Flushing, heartburn, back pain, headache, and digestive problems. Consult a doctor immediately in case you find any of these side effects after taking ED medication. 

Alpha-blocker medications used to control high blood pressure like doxazosin mesylate (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress) should not be used in conjunction with ED medications.
Erectile dysfunction medications should not be taken with blood thinners or anticoagulation medications such as warfarin (Coumadin) and enoxaparin (Lovenox).

By considering these things you can effectively take the ED medication for better results in your sex life. Do not panic if the medication does not work as there might several reasons for it, consult your doctor so that doctor can change your medication accordingly. ED is ubiquitous nowadays, and it is a significant condition as you age so no need to worry too much about it as proper medication and healthy lifestyle change can help you with the condition.