Alternatives to Cialis

If unwanted side effects occur, or if erectile dysfunction cannot be controlled sufficiently with Cialis (tadalafil), alternatives to the medication are available. Common alternatives include counseling and certain lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and eating a healthy diet. Other possible substitutes for this impotence medication can include vacuum devices, surgery, other prescription medications, and nonprescription supplements.

An Overview of Cialis Alternatives

Cialis® (tadalafil) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (also known as ED or impotence). It is also approved for treating enlarged prostate symptoms. This medication may not work for some men due to side effects or drug interactions, and Cialis will not work in all men. Fortunately, there are other treatments that may be effective substitutes for Cialis. Some of these alternatives include:
 
  • Counseling and lifestyle changes
  • Vacuum devices
  • Surgery
  • Other prescription medications, such as:
     
    • Other phosphodiesterase inhibitors, similar to Cialis
    • Penile injections or pellets
    • Testosterone injections, gel, or skin patches
 
  • Various nonprescription supplements and herbal treatments.

 

(This article discusses the alternatives to Cialis for the treatment of ED. For information about other options for treating enlarged prostate symptoms, see BPH Treatment.) 

 

Counseling and Lifestyle Changes
Sometimes, psychological factors play an important role in impotence. Anxiety, fear of pregnancy, or other psychological problems may interfere with a man's ability to function sexually, and counseling may be helpful in such situations. Even in cases where impotence is caused by a physical problem, counseling may help a man deal with the anxiety that often develops as a result of the inability to perform sexually.
 
Lifestyle changes may also be important in impotence treatment and may sometimes be effective Cialis alternatives. Regular physical activity, a healthy diet, quitting smoking or illegal drugs, and losing a little weight may help with impotence.
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