What are the effects of Erectile Dysfunction Medication?

What are the effects of Erectile Dysfunction Medication?

ED medication is like the huge happy sigh you get as you settle down to watch your favourite game. It’s like the cool quench of an ice cold beer in an SA summer. It’s the refreshing reassurance that life is good and everything is going to be ok. Because ED no longer needs to keep you down (see what we did there?). In fact, you can get credible ED medication online and have it discreetly delivered to your door.

Understandably, we get loads of questions about our ED treatments, so we thought we’d share the 411 on ED medication and put some of those worries to bed. Keep reading for answers to some of our most common ED medication questions.

How ED medication works

Sometimes ED is a physiological (physical) condition rather than a psychological one, which means it’s a physical speed bump in the brain-to-boner pipeline. If your ED is physiological, you probably have an underlying condition like high blood pressure and ED is just a symptom.

ED medications lower your blood pressure. They work because they act on your circulatory system, relaxing your blood vessels and enabling them to open more easily. This allows blood to engorge the penis more easily when you’re aroused.

It’s important to know that this affects your whole body, not just your nethers. And that’s where its impacts on eye sight comes in.

How ED medication affects vision: What the science says

Even though ED medication is clinically approved and has been since 1998, it can still cause some side effects. The important thing to remember is that side effects are normal and should subside after a while. 

When it comes to ED medication and eye health, there can be some unwanted side effects that endanger your vision, but before you freak out, here are the facts.

Low blood pressure at night can cause a condition called Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy (NAION), which is painless vision loss caused by a stroke in the optic nerve. It’s not serious though. This recent study found that guys on a high 100mg dose of ED medication had an increased risk for colour blindness, blue-tinted vision, and general blurriness.

The tricky part when it comes to most studies on ED medication and vision loss is the fact that high blood pressure and heart disease can both also cause eye problems, so it’s hard for scientists to determine whether any effects on eye health are caused by ED medication itself or underlying health conditions.

Do you have to use ED medication forever?

Sometimes a few tweaks to your lifestyle are all you need to reverse ED. Quitting smoking, reducing your alcohol consumption, getting your daily exercise in, and opting for a nutritious diet, all go a long way in reversing ED.

But if that doesn’t work, which can be the case in older men, men with heart disease, or men recovering from cancer or a traumatic injury, ED medication is generally the answer, and you’ll probably need to take it forever. Depending on the type of medication you’re on, you might take it daily, or just on the days you’re feelin’ frisky.

Can you take ED and diabetes medication together?

ED medication can interact unfavourably with other medication, so it’s vital that you inform your doctor if you’re on any chronic medication in your first consult with them. One of the common questions we get asked is if ED medication and diabetes medication can be taken together, and the answer is yes.

If you’re an overall healthy guy, there’s no reason your ED medication would affect your diabetes medication and vice versa.

This is great news because diabetes is a big risk factor when it comes to ED. In fact, guys with diabetes are three times more likely to develop ED than guys without diabetes. But it doesn’t stop there. Diabetes medication itself also increases the risk of ED further, but this can be counteracted by ED medication, and we count that as a big W.

As always, if you’re experiencing any interactions or side effects that are severe, repeated, or long-lasting, talk to your doctor to get it sorted. Side effects should be brief and should disappear over time.

The Takeaway

ED is a huge downer - believe us, we know. But it doesn’t have to be your story. ED medication is the solution for millions of men fighting ED, and it can be the solution for you too. Learn more about our online ED treatments discreetly shipped to you.

Still, it can be scary starting a new medication because it’s just full of unknowns, but as long as you ask your doctor and get your medication from a reputable source, you should be fine.