Your Options To Treat Erectile Dysfunction Extend Beyond Viagra
When sildenafil began marketing in 1998, the drug company Pfizer sold half a billion dollars’ worth of its brand name, Viagra, in its first quarter. It was luck when the drug failed its study as an antihypertensive, but its male participants began reporting all of the erections they were experiencing.
Now there was a drug which took the closeted “impotence” out into the open, made it a “dysfunction,” and offered a treatment for it. Because it did not cure erectile dysfunction (ED) and required continued use, for Pfizer it was the gift that kept on giving.
Today, there other colors the “little blue pill” has to compete with—orange: tadalafil (Cialis); and yellow: vardenafil (Levitra).
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What exactly does Erectile Dysfunction (ED) mean?
Erectile dysfunction (ED), that is, difficulty in getting or maintaining an erection that interferes with sexual intimacy, until 15 years ago, was in the closet, labeled “impotence.” Then came along a drug called sildenafil, which was tested by Pfizer to treat heart disease symptoms, like angina. It flunked the tests, but when men started chortling about all the erections they were experiencing while enrolled in the study, sildenafil was taken off the shelf and earned FDA approval for erectile dysfunction.
Why treat ED?
Anyone who asks this has never had it. 100 million men worldwide do, however. Intercourse is so important that many religious and civil definitions of marriage use it as the criterion that consummation of marriage. This is somewhat an intrusion of privacy, because there are many asexual unions that work fine. But the majority of unions that suffer ED do not work fine. They struggle.
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