Since the 1990s, there has been a proven, effective treatment for people suffering from ED, and since the late 2010s, access to affordable sildenafil and tadalafil means that men do not have to suffer in silence with a condition that can be both physical and psychologically affecting.

For most people and in most cases, these treatments, known as PDE5 inhibitors, help to stimulate blood flow, improve confidence and improve your sexual health in the process.

However, because of the way that ED medications tend to work means that there are certain steps you can take to help them work faster and for longer.

Avoid A Big Dinner

Whilst most medications generally should be taken with food, sildenafil is one of the exceptions, and eating a meal with high-fat content can cause it to take longer to kick in.

This is not a universal rule, vardenafil and avanafil do not have the same issue with food affects its method, and tadalafil is typically taken either daily or long before you plan to have sex anyway.

Ease Into It

ED medication requires arousal to work, and because of that, it can sometimes take some time before it kicks in. Sildenafil takes a minimum of 30 minutes to work, and tadalafil takes at least two hours.

Beyond this, it can take some time to get turned on and ready for sex, so there is no need to rush. Take your time, enjoy a lengthy, sensual moment with your partner and relax. The first time after ED medication can take some time but it generally gets easier.

Consult A Professional

Some people need different dosages and different medications to find the right treatment to help them but do not make any sudden changes to your medication without consulting your doctor first.

As well as this, make sure you talk to your doctor if you take any heart medications. Some of them are nitrates which react to ED medication in unexpected ways.