09 Oct

Erectile dysfunction medicines

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that many men face at some stage in their life.

Are you confused by all the brands and different erectile dysfunction medicines available?

There are three erectile dysfunction medicines available in New Zealand. Each one is available in different strengths and you should discuss with your doctor the best medicine and dose for you.

Viagra®, Vedafil® or Silvasta® are all brands of the best-known medicine, sildenafil.  Sildenafil is taken on those days when it is needed and works best when taken at least an hour away from any food.

Cialis® or tadalafil comes as an as needed tablet, that can be taken up to 36 hours before it is needed.  Cialis also comes in a smaller everyday dose. 

Levitra® or vardenafil is another as needed medicine, taken an hour before it is needed.  Both Cialis and Levitra are not affected by food.

Erectile dysfunction is often associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) so it is important to have regular GP check-ups if you take any of these medicines.

Erectile dysfunction medicines must not be used with nitrate-based medicines Nitrolingual® or Glytrin® sprays or Ismo® or Duride® tablets and amyl nitrate.  These medicines also have drug to drug interactions that can increase or decrease their potency. 

ZOOM appreciates the need for understanding and discretion, that’s why our discreet services are perfect for you. And to make it even easier, you can get ALL your meds from ZOOM – both your erectile dysfunction medicine, as well as all your regular meds too.

ZOOM deliveries are private and discreet with no pharmacy identifier on the package. No one else will know who it is from, or what is inside.

If you take an erectile dysfunction medicine and want to find out more, contact a ZOOM pharmacist now – we’re ready to talk or email anytime Monday to Friday 7am – 6pm.