After Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment

All of the treatments for ED (except for implant surgery) are used as needed for sex and then wear off. The treatments help the symptoms, but do not fix the underlying problem in the penis.

If medical treatments don't work as well as hoped:

  • Changing the dosage (for PDE5i, IU or ICI alprostadil) as prescribed by the doctor may help
  • Reviewing the instructions again may reveal a missing step in a treatment plan
  • Considering a different path may be necessary: emotional/relationship counselling, a vacuum erection device or penile implant are all good alternatives when others methods fail. Don't give up!

Updated June 2018