Erectile dysfunction (ED) is one of the most common male sexual health problems, with at least 10% of men suffering from ED at some point in their lives. Medication is now the most popular and effective method for treating ED.

Please read the important information below before ordering

ED means that you cannot get or maintain an erection long enough to have sex properly. In some cases the penis can become partly erect, in other cases there may be no hardening of the penis at all.

Most men with ED are in reasonable health, but it may be a symptom of problems with your circulation. All men with ED should tell their GPs, as it can be an early warning sign that heart disease or other cardiovascular disease may develop. It can also be a symptom of conditions such high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

Treatment of ED
Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are the tablets offered at MyClinic and are effective and well-established treatments. Each works by by increasing the blood flow to the penis, but they have different durations of action and side effects, so please refer to the information below to see which treatment option is most suited to you.

Types of treatment available at MyClinic:

  • Viagra/sildenafil (25mg, 50mg, 100mg)
    • Generic name: Sildenafil. Onset: 40 minutes. Duration: 4 hours. Cautions and drug interactions: Low blood pressure, retinitis pigmentosa, recent heart attack, chest pain (angina), medicines containing nitrates. Common side-effects: Headache, palpitations, indigestion, dizziness, congestion, flushing and blurred vision. 
    • Viagra patient information leaflet
  • Cialis (2.5mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg)
    • Generic name: Tadalafil. Onset: 30 minutes. Duration: 36 hours. Cautions and drug interactions: Low blood pressure, recent heart attack, chest pain (angina), medicines containing nitrates. Common side-effects: Headache, muscle pain, indigestion, congestion, flushing, dizziness. 
    • Cialis patient information leaflet
  • Levitra (5mg, 10mg, 20mg) & Levitra orodispersible tablets (10mg)
    • Generic name: Vardenafil. Onset: 20 minutes. Duration: 12 hours. Cautions and drug interactions: HIV protease inhibitors, medicines containing nitrates. Common side-effects: Headache, flushing, indigestion, congestion, nausea, dizziness. Levitra patient information leaflet

Please note that while there is a good chance that treatment will work - around an 8 in 10 chance of it working well - it does not work in every case. No combination of ED treatments should be used at the same time – a break of up to 24 hours (36 hours for Levitra) should always be left between treatments.

Further Information

Hardwords website

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How to use this service?

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A member of our medical team will then review your answers and if suitable send you a prescription by post.

Take your prescription to any Irish pharmacy to pay for the medication.

Your prescribing doctor's name and IMC registration number will be included on all prescriptions. 


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