Erectile dysfunction tablets (as needed)

Treatment in 3 easy steps

Some men experience erectile dysfunction (ED). But there is treatment available to help.

Choose an appointment

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Visit your local pharmacist to see if the treatment is suitable.


Receive your medication and take as directed.

What works for erectile dysfunction?

There are plenty of treatments for ED, but the most widely used are tablets called PHE5 inhibitors. These work by increasing blood flow to your penis when you’re aroused. You take a tablet just before you have sex. Perhaps the best known type of this medication is sildenafil (Viagra), but your pharmacist will be able to recommend the best treatment for you.

PHE5 inhibitors have a good success rate (about an 8 in 10 chance of it working well). But they’re not suitable for everyone. For instance, you might not be able to take a particular type of ED tablet if you have certain medical conditions or take certain other medicines.

Don't suffer in silence

Ask your pharmacist

Take as prescribed

Consider lifestyle changes

See if your ED continues

See if ED tablets are right for you

"Most men sometimes experience problems achieving an erection - it's nothing to be embarrassed about. But if your ED is persistent or recurring, it’s well worth seeing your pharmacist to discuss potential treatment options to take as needed."

Dr Sarah Jarvis MBE

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