Which medications are used in the management of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2018
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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A growing array of medications is available to assist in the management of erectile dysfunction (ED). An ideal agent would be rapidly effective, easy to administer, affordable, applicable to a wide range of patients, and minimally toxic. The types of medications can be divided into oral, topical, injectable, and intraurethrally inserted. Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are the principal oral agents used in ED.


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