Get assessed by your pharmacist for a prescription to treat erectile dysfunction.
Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a prescription and medication to treat erectile dysfunction all in one visit.
Erectile dysfunction is a common condition in which a man is unable to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. It is estimated that erectile dysfunction affects as many as 30 million men.
Our platform guides pharmacists to look at the answers you provide to our self-assessment questions to decide if you have erectile dysfunction that they can treat appropriately.
We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.
Erectile dysfunction has many causes, including being older than 50 years old, some medical conditions, certain medications, and lifestyle habits. Medical conditions that may increase the risk of developing ED include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and heart disease. Certain blood pressure medications, antidepressant medications, and antipsychotic medications may cause ED. Tobacco use, obesity, chronic alcohol use, and lack of exercise are potential causes and risk factors for developing ED as well.
What are symptoms of erectile dysfunction?
Symptoms of erectile dysfunction include being unable to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sex, and lack of sexual interest. Low self-esteem, depression, and distress are possible symptoms associated with ED as well. Symptoms of erectile dysfunction most commonly include
Less common but other possible symptoms of erectile dysfunction may occur, such as
Although erectile dysfunction cannot be completely prevented, maintaining a healthy lifestyle reduces your risk of developing ED. Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding or limiting tobacco and alcohol use, having a heart healthy diet, and regular exercise are healthy lifestyle habits that may help prevent you from developing ED.
Can I treat erectile dysfunction without prescription medication?
Unfortunately, there is no treatment for erectile dysfunction available over the counter. However, All patients with ED are recommended to make lifestyle changes that may help improve the condition, such as weight loss, dietary changes to lower blood pressure, increase exercise and activity, and elimination of tobacco and alcohol.
Erectile dysfunction is most commonly and easily treated with oral medications. A drug class called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors is used to treat ED and works by increasing erection hardness and duration.
How long does it take for medications to be effective?
Depending on the specific medication, PDE5 inhibitors are typically taken 15-60 minutes before sexual activity to be effective. Most of these medications are taken as needed prior to sexual activity, but few may be taken on a daily basis. If an erection lasts longer than 4 hours, call your doctor right away.
Many men over the age of 18 who are symptomatic can be seen through Scripted for treatment of ED.
Take a look at the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor:
Common Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms include: