Other Available Treatments
Testosterone therapy is important to a man’s well-being and should help one feel more virile (having strength, energy and a strong sex drive). At Figure Vitality our providers also have the ability to prescribe medications to optimize sexual performance.
Tadalafil (Cialis) and Sildenafil (Viagra) are two of the medications available to our patients.
Cialis and Viagra are both PDE5 inhibitors used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Cialis lasts for around 36 hours compared with only 4 to 5 hours for Viagra. Food does not affect the activity of Cialis, whereas food may decrease the effectiveness of Viagra. Cialis can be used once daily, at a smaller dosage. Dosage of Cialis may need to be reduced in men with liver or kidney problems and risk of interactions may be higher than with Viagra.
Cialis is the brand name for tadalafil and Viagra is the brand name for sildenafil. Both belong to a class of medicines known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 inhibitors work only in the presence of sexual stimulation, as they rely on the natural release of nitric oxide (NO), a chemical only released during sexual arousal. NO in turn activates other substances to relax the smooth muscle inside the penis to allow the inflow of blood and an erection to occur. PDE5 inhibitors enhance the effect of NO.
Make an appointment today to discuss the benefits of these medications with our medical staff.