Last Updated on Jul 28, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for the problem of erectile dysfunction?

You have to visit a urologist or andrologist if you suffer from erectile dysfunction. If urologist is not available you could consult a sexologist.


2. Are there any side effects of papaverine injection, which is used to produce an erection?

One common side effect of papaverine injection is priapism i.e. the occurrence of persistent painful erection for more than four hours duration in the absence of sexual stimulation.

3. What are the side effects of the alprostadil pellet inserted in the urethra for an erection?

The most common side effects are of alprostadil pellet are-
  • Aching in the penis, testicles, and area between penis and rectum
  • Warmth or burning sensation in urethra
  • Redness due to increased blood flow to the penis
  • Minor urethral bleeding or spotting
4. Can I use medicine prescribed by complementary medicine practitioners to cure my erectile dysfunction?

With your doctor's guidance you can try out medicines from complementary medicines practitioners like -
  • Nutritional supplements - Amino acid arginine, bioflavonoids, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin E, and flaxseed meal can improve erectile function.
  • Herbal medicines- Asian ginseng and Ginkgo biloba
  • Acupuncture
  • But also do remember that aerobic exercises too are known to improve erectile dysfunction.

Comments

KevinBradley Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Good Post

Virendra81 Tuesday, March 14, 2017

can it be taken if a patient is taking Etizolam, Escitalopram, Telmisatan and amlodipine tablets

gopal1937 Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Can older men around 80 take Caverta 100 mg. will it help them the proper erections and is it safe.

@Guest Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hi, Older men around 80 or more can certainly take PDE5 inhibitor like Sildenafil. It is advisable to get examined by a qualified doctor, who could be a Sexologist or your MBBS Family Physician. Sildenafil [Brand name Caverta] cannot be taken if you are taking any medicines containing nitrates. Example: Sorbitrate is a medicine typically given for patients who have had angina. When on nitrates ingestion of sildenafil can lead to fatal drop in blood pressure. Doctor may like to check your Renal function tests, Liver function tests and also recommend a Stress test for assessing your Cardiac function. The point I make is age is not in itself contraindication. A smaller dose (example 50 mg) may be more appropriate. Please consult a qualified doctor before you take any prescription medicine. Best wishes, Happiness doctor, Ashok Koparday

jhonsoneric86 Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Impotence or erectile dysfunction is a men sexual dysfunction problem n which men face difficulties in achieving or maintaining erections for longer. Along with this health illness men also face all other health complications related to sexual health.

assertmeds Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello,
Great information posted here about erectile dysfunction. Generic Viagra is an effective medication that will help you to treat the issue of male impotence.

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