last updates January 1, 2021
Many men ask us about erectile dysfunction medications. Here are our answers.
links to: Common Questions and Answers
1) Are erectile dysfunction medications necessary?
4) How can a bent penis cause erectile dysfunction?
5) How was Viagra discovered?
6) Do men ever use these medications needlessly?
7) What are the most common erectile dysfunction medications?
8) What are the possible side effects?
Let me start by saying at Bent Penis Org we don’t diagnose or prescribe for anyone. We are an information website.
OK, we are an incredible enormously informative informational website. Yes, we are. We can probably teach you more about a bent penis, it’s causes and safe, effective, medically endorsed treatments, than any other website on the planet.
Now, that being said, we believe that when penile bending is the cause of the ED, 95% of the time, using erectile dysfunction medications is unnecessary.
Straightening alone can usually reverse the problem. If you do it right.
All other types of ED are usually the result of a compromised health issue. We have found that reestablishing health almost always resolves these types of ED.
Some men, however, can not rehabilitate. Their debility has advanced too far. This is a small percentage of men.
For this small group of men, and for the men too lazy to work on their health, erectile dysfunction medications or penile implants will be necessary to attain an erection again.
But, there is no quick fix. I know. You don’t want to hear that. Who does? But, it is the fact of the matter.
Still, investing a little time and discipline sure beats taking medicines that can possibly cause serious health problems and even eventual impotence.
To regain vibrant health, we need to invest a little time, discipline, and patience. We may also have to give up, or at least extremely moderate, some bad habbits. Yes... darn it. It takes some work. And, persistence.
Now, if you’re expecting someone else to solve your ED problem with a pill or two, you might as well stop reading right here and go spend your time doing something else that you enjoy.
We won’t be going in that direction. We want to help you improve the situation if possible (and, for most men improvement is possible). We don’t want to encourage you to make the situation worse. And, pill popping for ED will gradually make the situation worse.
It’s always your choice.
With a bent penis caused by Peyronies disease, Erectile Dysfunction is probably going to occur. We’ll discuss why in just a moment. The nice part is:
Straightening a bent penis
a non-invasive method
will usually resolve the ED caused by the bending
with no other treatment(s).
Non-invasive straightening will usually eliminate the ED problem with no medications or other treatments of any kind.
They may also kill you.
Some men will need them to get erections. Serious health conditions such as advanced diabetes can make normal erectile ability impossible. For some men, a return to normal function is possible. For others, these conditions have reached a point of no return.
Erectile dysfunction medications or a penile implant may be the only way to achieve an erection for men who can not improve their debilitated state.
However, these medications have caused and can cause blindness, heart attack, stroke, and even death. They are serious drugs.
They are not recreational drugs (although they are commonly used that way). That is why they are prescription drugs. They come with some very serious possible side effects that no one seems to like to talk about.
These possible side effects include (and are not limited to):
You’ll find this same information enclosed in the package.
What do you need to get an erection?
Erectile dysfunction medications are an elective choice. That is, they are not necessary for your survival.
Most men have used them safely when under a doctor’s supervision. Most men. A number of men will die from from their use. Even under medical supervision. Some men will go blind.
Men who think they are actually healthier than they are, are the ones at greatest risk. Is tonight’s boner making possible blindness, a heart attack, or possible death a risk worth taking?
To some men yes.
But, you have a bent penis.
ED caused by a bent penis from Peyronie’s disease is a unique situation unto itself.
So, in this article we are going to talk only about erectile dysfunction medications as related to a bent penis. No other causes.
Because, this website is totally devoted to the problems of a bent penis and how to eliminate them safely and easily.
Remember: We’re not dealing with a “disease” here. We have some hardened scar tissue inside of our shafts. Scar tissue. Not some pathology.
That hardened tissue is making our erections bend. Maybe a horrible bend. Maybe a freakish bend. Maybe a painful bend.
Just Remember: It’s only a scar. Not a pathology. Not an illness. Not a disease.
Common With a Bent Penis
Most men who develop a bent penis (Peyronies disease) wind up with diminished erectile capacity. As many as 90%.
“In up to 90% of patients
there is associated diminished erectile capacity....
....80% of men may have ED associated with PD
reference: Dr. Laurence A Levine, “Peyronie′s Disease and Erectile Dysfunction”
30% - 80%. That’s a lot. Right?
It’s safe to say that most men who develop a Peyronies bent penis will also wind up with diminished erectile capacity, or, flat out erectile dysfunction. And, that is probably why you are reading this page right now.
Be assured: You are not alone with this problem. And, the problem is usually not as serious as it seems.
So, why does this happen?
According to the International Society for Sexual Medicine, here are some of the reasons:
“the following factors might be involved:
• The plaques may weaken the smooth muscle tissue in the penis, making it more difficult for an erection to occur.
• The plaques may impair blood flow into the penis. As a result, there isn’t enough blood for a firm erection.
• The plaques may cause blood to leave the penis too quickly, making the man lose the erection.
• Men with Peyronie’s disease often feel depressed about their situation and anxious about sexual activity. These psychological issues can lead to erection problems.”
reference: "How might Peyronie’s disease cause erectile dysfunction?”, International Society for Sexual Medicine
This also means that correcting these causes will usually correct the resulting ED.
Good. It’s time to go forward to learn some sane and well thought out action.
First, let’s take a little break from the intensity of this article and have a little fun. We know, this isn’t really “fun”. But, it should lighten the mood here a bit.
Here’s some interesting and amusing background for you on how these erectile medications came about.
“The discovery that sildenafil (Viagra) could lead to an erection was an unplanned event. The sildenafil compound was originally developed by Pfizer for the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (chest pain due to heart disease). During the heart clinical trials, researchers discovered that the drug was more effective at inducing erections than treating angina.”
reference: Medically reviewed by L. Anderson (PharmD), “Viagra: How a Little Blue Pill Changed the World”, drugs.com,
What happened is the clinical tests were being done on sildenafil (Viagra) with groups of old men. Like 70+. The drug takes a good 30 minutes to get going. Maybe an hour or so.
So, the men sat around chatting and shooting the breeze with each other while waiting.
Well, here you have groups of old guys with heart problems, who haven’t had an erection in years, sitting around chatting, and suddenly they are popping boners like crazy! How great do you think they were feeling? Were they smiling and laughing? What do you think? Now, the doctors had no idea this was going to happen. So, they began laughing too. Everyone was having a ball. It was like a penis party....
Viagra was patented in 1996 and was approved for use in erectile dysfunction by the FDA on 27 March 1998.
Good story. Right?
OK. Back to our discussion...
These days, as soon as some men start getting weaker erections they jump right in to using erectile dysfunction medications. These medications are often thought of as no more serious medication than an aspirin.
For many men this is a huge mistake. This is especially true when a bent penis is the cause of the ED.
If the bending is the cause of the ED,
simple non-invasive straightening
will usually resolve
the erectile dysfunction problem.
That’s correct. Get rid of the cause, and, the result goes away. “Like Magic”.
Here’s the most important point:
Why risk the possible very serious consequences of a serious controlled medication if you don’t need to?
Before we go forward, let’s take a look at what medications men are most commonly using for erectile dysfunction.
The medications most commonly used for men with ED caused by a bent penis are called PDE (phosphodiesterase) 5 inhibitors. A fancy technical name. But, you’ll soon recognize the common names.
This is how they work:
“Following sexual stimulation, PDE5 inhibitors increase blood flow to the penis, causing an erection.”
reference: "Erectile Dysfunction Medications", emedicinehealth.com
These are medical names and the common names of the PDE5 inhibitors you are probably familiar with right now:
Of course. It’s almost impossible to have not heard of at least one of these.
We are so used to hearing these names that we tend to forget these are serious medications that have potential serious side effects.
OK. Great so far. Right?
You have Ed and there are medications for you. Easy fix. Right? Pop a pill and everything is dandy. Right?
Not so fast. Here’s where it can get serious. Sometimes, very unfortunately serious.
Please: BE CAREFUL.
Here are some of the possible side effects you may experience from these PDE5 Inhibitor erectile dysfunction medications:
Serious PDE5 Inhibitor Adverse Reactions:
While relatively uncommon, severe adverse reactions to PDE5 inhibitors do occur. These include:
Common PDE5 Inhibitor Side Effects:
PDE5 inhibitors are associated with a number of side effects. Common side effects of PDE5 inhibitors include headache, facial flushing, nasal congestion, and dyspepsia. Other reported side effects include:
Quite a list!
Less Common PDE5 Inhibitor Side Effects:
Rare side effects of PDE5 inhibitors, in addition to the aforementioned serious adverse reactions, include:
There also may be interactions with other medications metabolized in a similar way, such as erythromycin and HIV protease inhibitors.
reference: “Side Effects of PDE5 Inhibitors”, rxight.com https://rxight.com/side-effects/drug-class/pde5-inhibitors/
You can find some more detailed explanations at the US National Library of Medicine. "Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) Inhibitors In the Management of Erectile Dysfunction"
all that risk is entirely unnecessary
your current ED problem.
Do you still want to jump right in use them?
OR: Does it make sense to try the best, safest, medically approved and doctor recommended method of non-invasive straightening first?
It’s pretty obvious. Right?.... We hope so.
Here’s the most important question:
If straightening, without surgery or injections, can reverse the ED, and you don’t risk any of the possible horrible surgical/injectable side effects, what makes the most sense to you to try first?
Yes, it’s a personal decision. What makes the most sense to You?
Erectile dysfunction medications are necessary for some men to achieve an erection. There’s no doubt.
However, with a bent penis that has caused the ED, this is almost never the case.
Because: ED that is caused by a Peyronies bent penis almost always resolves itself “like magic” when the shaft is straightened with a non-invasive method.
Be in Good Health....
~ William (editor)