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This chart compares 6 major erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs currently on the market: Viagra, Levitra, Cialis, Staxyn, Stendra, Caverject injections, and the MUSE suppository. Visit our Decision Guide to ED Drugs Name of Drug When to Take Dose Dietary Restrictions Viagra (sildenafil) Take between 30 and 60 minutes (and up to 4 hours) before sex; works for up to 4 hours. Recommended dose for most men is 50 mg; after that, dosage may go to as high as 100 mg, or as low as 25 mg, which may be prescribed for men over 65. Quickly absorbed by the body;…
The 8 most important factors to consider when deciding whether to try Erectile Dysfunction (ED) drugs An estimated 30 million men in the United States are thought to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), which occurs when a man is unable to achieve — and sustain — the kind of erect penis needed for successful sexual intercourse. Worldwide an estimated 152 million men had ED in 1995, with that number expected to increase to 322 million by 2025, according to a Boston University study. While many men try to remedy their ED with such blockbuster drugs as Viagra and Cialis, not…
These newer drugs have fewer side effects than older medications and work, in some instances, to help drinkers cut back on their intake The idea of a drug to treat a drug (in this case, alcohol) dependence may seem odd, but the emergence of drugs that treat alcohol abuse should be good news to the 1 in 7 American adults with an alcohol use disorder. The newer drugs, which work to help drinkers cut back on their intake, have fewer side effects than older medications. No single drug will work for everyone with an alcohol dependency (see New Alcohol Abuse Drugs…
Medical marijuana easing pain, and lessening side effect for people fed up with the side-effects of conventional medications In the fall of 2012, 9 months after starting chemotherapy for Stage 3 colon cancer, Shannon Flowers of Seattle developed nerve pain in her hands and feet that was so intense she couldn’t sleep at night. Two commonly prescribed medications for neuropathy – Lyrica and gabapentin — certainly helped, but the side effects, she remembers, were “horrible,” everything from severe swelling in her extremities to mood swings, chronic exhaustion and hunger. Fed up with the side-effects of conventional medications, Flowers turned to…
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