Erectile Dysfunction Prescriptions

What is erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to gain or maintain an erection commonly caused by reduced blood flow to the penis. There are several factors that can cause this including, stress, lifestyle choices or other medical problems.

The condition is treatable and more common in men aged over 40.

What are the treatments for ED?

Treatments for ED include prescription only medication that are available from your local Day Lewis Pharmacy.

Do I need a prescription for treatment?

You can get medication to treat erectile dysfunction over the counter, as well as through a private consultation with our pharmacist, without the need to visit your GP. Treatment will depend on how severe the condition is.

Things you can do to help with erectile dysfunction:

  • Lose weight if you are overweight
  • Stop smoking
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise daily
  • Try to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Do not cycle for a while (if you cycle for more than 3 hours a week)
  • Do not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week

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