Can medications for ED become an addiction?

114 Today there is increase in number of people    taking medication for ED (Erectile Dysfunction) even those who don’t suffer from ED take medications. Erectile Dysfunction is also known as Male Impotency. If once in a while you suffer from the erection problem then there is nothing to worry, its common. Ed is more common in older age group. Many men get addictive to the ED medication when they use the medication daily and at the large amount.

Youngsters as well as the older start taking ED medications like Cialis, Viagra and other medications just for the extra sexual pleasure. They get satisfactory results in their first attempt of consuming medications and hence they fall prey for the medications regularly and get addicted. Many men confess they use the medication even if it is not necessary and they fear about losing the erection during sex. Without the medication these men’s find themselves difficult in performing sex.

Most of the men use the medications as directed but they get addicted after a while. The most popular and widely used all over the world ED medication are Viagra and Cialis. These medications are like a boom to the men who suffer from ED but in these cases men should consult psychiatric or urologist to avoid further complications.

Some of the reasons which cause ED in men are

  • Blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Alcohol
  • Consuming Tobacco
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Hormonal problems
  • Medicines
  • Obesity

Medications for ED

Below are the medications approved by FDA for Erectile Dysfunction:-

  • Sildenafile(Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)
  • Vardenafil ( Levitra, Staxyn)

This medication relaxes the muscles, increases the adequate blood flow towards penis and then produces the erection beyond normal levels during sexual stimulation. The medications not only increase the level of erection but also increase the confidence and reduce the performance anxiety.

However manufacturers of the medication confirm of not containing any addictive properties but still men depend on the ED medication to maintain a longer period erection. All those addicted to the ED medication not even confess in front of their doctors about their ED as they feel embarrassed. ED medications can be dangerous if over used and used for a long term.

ED medication should be taken after consulting doctor and as prescribed. There are many in market who sells some drugs in name of Viagra which is a mixture of other drugs. So instead of putting your health at risk, better to purchase the ED medications from a trusted pharmacy.

Side Effects

Yes, all those addicted towards the ED medication can suffer from side effects like back pain, headache, heartburn, vision loss, hearing problem and nasal congestion.


Erectile Dysfunction can be treated by making simple changes in lifestyle like regular exercise, quit smoking, less alcohol, proper diet and stress free life. In severe cases the ED can be treated with proper treatment and changes in lifestyle. Consult psychologist or urologist or counselor for the Erectile Dysfunction problem.

All those men addicted to ED medication should immediately seek a professional help or you may put your life in danger.