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What are the safest ED pills?

What are the safest ED pills?

Types of erectile dysfunction pill 

There are four main types of ED pills that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved as treatments in the United States. 

They are:

  • sildenafil (Viagra)
  • tadalafil (Cialis)
  • vardenafil (Levitra)
  • avanafil (Stendra)


Sildenafil, more commonly known by the brand name Viagra, is often the first-line treatment for ED. Doctors tend to like trying Viagra before other treatments because it has been on the market for so long, which means that its side effects and interactions are well-known. 

With Viagra, its effectiveness can vary depending on when it is taken. The FDA recommends taking exactly 50 mg one hour prior to sexual intimacy for optimal results - though a control window of 30 minutes up to 4 hours still allows for considerable potency. 

Viagra is an effective medication for many, but to truly maximize its potential it's important not to consume food or alcohol alongside. Otherwise absorption rates could be slowed and effects will take longer than expected—anywhere from half an hour up to two hours. 


Cilias is a versatile solution for those seeking to enhance their sexual activity - the initial dose of 10 mg can be adjusted as necessary, ranging from 5mg up to 20. This allows users to find the level that works best with their body and desired results. 

Doctors can prescribe Cialis to treat both enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction at the same time. A 2017 review of 16 trials presented evidence that people not only preferred taking Cialis over Viagra, but it was also found to be an effective treatment for BPH when given in a 5-mg dose. Thus, this makes it one of the best remedies available due to its combined effects. 


Levitra is the go-to solution for men seeking an enjoyable and satisfactory sexual experience. With FDA approval, users can rely on a safe dose of vardenafil ranging anywhere from 5 to 20 mg--the recommended starting point being 10 mg taken 1 hour prior to engagement. Get ready for some powerful results.

A doctor may adjust the dose depending on the medication’s effect on the person. A person should take Levitra no more than once per day, with or without food. 

Staxyn is a dissolvable tablet that contains vardenafil. According to the FDA, it is “not interchangeable” with Levitra as it has a stronger effect on the body.

Staxyn comes in 10-mg tablets that dissolve on the tongue. A person can take the tablet with or without food about 1 hour before sexual activity, but it is important to take no more than one a day.


The FDA has given the greenlight for three different doses of Stendra - 50mg, 100mg and 200 mg. If you need it to be stronger or gentler than that starting dose of 100 mg, just change up your dosage 30 minutes before getting down to business-up it a notch to get maximum power with the 200 MG version or bring out a lighter touch with its milder counterpart; 50MG. 

Are ED pills safe? 

For individuals wishing to remain safe during sexual activity, ED pills offer a generally reliable option. Though widely considered effective and secure for healthy persons, there are still potential side effects that should be taken into account before using the medication. On top of this cautionary advice, those with urinary problems must bear in mind to leave four hours between taking alpha-blockers and any proposal use of an erectile dysfunction pill - not doing so may lead them to encounter unanticipated complications from concurrent usage. 

How well do they work?  

For those taking ED medications, sexual pleasure and satisfaction is often within reach! Up to 70% of individuals can expect to receive an erection that will last long enough for them to enjoy the act. However, it's important not experience any nerve damage from diabetes or surgery beforehand in order for results be optimal . 

How long do ED pills take to work? 

How long ED pills take to work will vary among individuals. Most manufacturers suggest that a person should take their ED treatment 15–60 minutes before sexual activity.

For the most effective erection, experts recommend that a person also engage in foreplay with their partner to help stimulate arousal.

Viagra, Levitra, Staxyn, and Stendra provide more of an on-demand sexual experience.

Cialis, on the other hand, stays in the body for longer and takes more time to reach its full effect. As a result, it is good for people who prefer the reliability of a daily-use product with longer lasting effects.