After Prostate Cancer Treatment – Taking Erectile Dysfunction(ED) Medications like Viagra, Levitra, or Cialis

November 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Prostate Cancer News

One of the side effects of prostate cancer treatments is erectile dysfunction. This is often the result of damages to the nerve cells surrounding the genitals.

ED may occur during Robotic prostate cancer surgery or radical prostatectomy. However, the use of certain drugs can help to provide relieve and restore the erectile performance for the patience.

Dr. David Samadi MD, a world-renowned robotic prostate cancer surgeon provides some insights in the use of Viagra, Levitra or Cialis as ED treatment drugs after prostate cancer surgery. In an article published in Sacramento Bee November 23,2012, a  review of the professional advice of this prostate cancer surgeon was made.

First off, Dr Samadi is of the opinion that for normal erections to be restored speedily, the use of PDE-5(Phosphodiesterase) inhibitors should be applied. These include drugs like Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis. The treatments all can work as first-line of treatments for erectile dysfunction(ED). There are other brands but the three mentioned above have shown a great level of efficacy.

Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, even though can be grouped as PDEIs, are still different in the ways each work to restore erectile dysfunction after prostate cancer surgery. Some factors will affect the choice of any and if one does not work on you, then it is most likely you are not going to see a better result on another. Some of the factors that could affect the choice of any include: the onset of action, the contradiction, the duration, and individual preference.

The ED drugs have side effects just like any other group of medications. However, it is important to consider anyone that you could be more tolerable to.

Viagra, Levitra and Cialis - PDE-5(Phosphodiesterase) inhibitors

In choosing the right ED medication for you after prostate cancer treatment the doctor is likely to make recommendations based on the following:

  1.  Your preference or perceptions of a particular PDEI brand
  2. The cost of the treatment
  3. the duration or how long the action is likely to last in your body
  4. Your desire sexual frequency
  5. the unique side effect of the medication

So, if these factors are put to heart, then it is more likely that the best choice for erectile dysfunction drug would be made.

Finally, the effectiveness of Viagra, Levitra or Cialis could still be affected by other conditions you may have in the body. For instance, radical prostatectomy, liver failure, kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and other conditions can affect the effectiveness of any of these ED drugs.

More details on the recommendations of Dr. Samadi can be accessed from roboticoncology.com and smart-surgery.com.

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