Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction Topic Guide
Diagnosing Erectile Dysfunction: Male sexual problems are often difficult to diagnose because many are reluctant to discuss them. Testing involves physical examination and lab testing to determine whether erectile dysfunction is caused by physical or psychological problems.
Erectile Dysfunction Medications Erectile dysfunction (ED) is also referred to as impotence. Erectile dysfunction is the consistent inability to attain or maintain an erection. Medication to treat erectile dysfunction include PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil [Viagra], vardenafil [Levitra], tadalafil [Cialis]); androgens (Depo-Testosterone, Delatest, Andro-L.A., AndroGel, Testim, Androderm, Testoderm); and prostaglandins alprostadil (Caverject, Edex, Muse Pellet). Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and patient information should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.