The recurrent or inconsistent inability to achieve or retain an erection that is required for sexual intercourse is called erectile dysfunction or impotence. Erectile dysfunction is often seen as a question mark on masculinity. It is an untold fact that men should perform good in the bedroom. Unfortunately, a lot of men suffer from impotence making this impossible.
Future strategies in impotence medications
There are numerous medications used to treat erection problems. Based on severity of your condition and efficacy of results, you can choose an appropriate treatment. Development of several oral drugs that provide high efficacy with low rates of side effects has changed the impotence treatment scenario quite a lot. In 2006, worldwide erectile dysfunction treatments had a market value of $3.2 billion. For the period of 2006-2012, a market growth rate of 4.9% is expected.
Drug companies are competing to develop more potent and better tolerated drugs to meet the increasing demand. It is expected that with future strategies, treatment protocols can be tailored to the specific needs, taking into consideration efficacy of erectile performance and potential side effects. Study of new compounds and careful characterization by physicians and pharmacologists will be essential for treating people suffering from impotence.
Phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors are currently the first choice as treatment option for erectile dysfunction. Some of the common PDE-5 inhibitors are sildenafi, tadalafil and vardenafil. In addition to that, several new PDE-5 inhibitors will be entering the market in forthcoming years. Selective dopamine, glutamate, and serotonin are some of the molecules in development that will help in the effective treatment of impotence. With the development of patient-centered care model in sexual medicine, there will be increase in the safety and efficacy of current and future treatments. We will see dramatic improvements in erection problems as we manage our sexual functions with lifestyle modifications and medications.