Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also referred to as impotence, is the inability to attain or maintain an erection of the penis that is firm enough for penetration during sexual intercourse. The treatment and management of erectile dysfunction may involve medication, psychological counseling, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Medical treatments available for erectile dysfunction may include oral pills, urethral inserts, and/or injections. The most commonly used medications in treating erectile dysfunction are phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5), which relax the arteries of the penis and allow it to fill with blood, resulting in an erection.

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Available Treatments:

  • Viagra (sildenfil citrate):
    The pill originally intended to treat heart disease is now used to treat erectile dysfunction. This particular PDE-5 agent can cause, on rare occasions, blue-green shading of vision due to high blood levels of the drug. This temporary and poses no long-term risk. Viagra usually works 1-4 hours after you take it. For more information, you can visit

  • Cialis (taladafil):
    This tablet is similar to Viagra, though it may have a longer duration of action. For more information, you can visit

  • Levitra (vardenafil HCl):
    This tablet should be taken approximately one hour before sexual activity. For more information you can visit

  • Caverject (alprostadil):
    This ED medication is injected directly into the corpora cavernosa of the penis. For more information you can visit

  • MUSE:
    is a urethral suppository of alprostadil, eliminating the need for injection. It is inserted directly into the penile urethra using a small, narrow tube. For more information, you can visit

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Why RMA of New York: Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

For the past 20 years, RMA of New York has successfully facilitated the births of thousands of healthy babies for patients across the New York area. As the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our team is dedicated to scientific discovery, medical excellence, and compassionate, patient-focused care. We are proud to be a member of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science at the Mount Sinai Health System, which is recognized as a Center of Excellence by U.S. News & World Report.

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