If you take a prescription drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), you would want to do everything you can to make sure it works. Here are a few things you should know to get the most out of your ED medication.
Watch what you eat when you take your pill
Eating a big meal right after you take an ED drug may reduce the effects of the medicine. If you take drugs containing sildenafil such as Cenforce 120 or Kamagra 100 with a high-fat meal, such as a steak dinner, it may take longer for it to work and you may not experience the desired effects.
You can take other ED drugs with or without food, such as:
- Sildenafil Citrate (Fildena, Cenforce)
- Tadalafil (Tadalista, Tadarise)
- Vardenafil (Vilitra)
Make sure you take the right drug
While ED drugs work in similar ways, they are each made up of different ingredients. This can affect how they work, how much time they take to kick in, how long they work, and the different side effects.
You should talk to your doctor about your health history and other medications that you are taking. It will help your doctor find the right ED drug that works best for you.
Give it enough time to work
For most ED drugs, you need to wait a while before you can expect them to start working. How long varies with the drug.
Cenforce 100 and Fildena 150 take about 30 minutes to work, and the effects last for about 4 hours after you take the pill. Tadarise and Vilitra 20 must be taken 1 hour before sexual activity as it takes more time to show its results, but the effects may last for up to 36 hours after intake.
Inform your doctor if you need to increase your dose
If the amount or type of medicine you are currently using doesn’t show satisfactory results, you may need to take a bigger dose. Talk to your doctor to see if a change or increase in medication is right for you.
Take it slow
You can’t take an ED drug and expect to get an erection right away as these medications work only upon sexual stimulation. The medications boost the effects of a chemical called nitric oxide, which relaxes the muscles in your penis. This increases blood flow to the penis and helps you get a long-lasting erection.