As men age, it is not uncommon that they experience increasing instances of erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or sustain an erection long enough to have sexual intercourse. Forty percent of men between 40 and 70 years of age suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), and the disorder can be disastrous for themselves and their partners in intimacy. Fortunately, awareness of erectile dysfunction as an ubiquitous health concern has led to the proliferation of new treatment options including traditional oral medication, testosterone therapy, and therapy to reduce stress or anxiety. Perhaps the most encouraging new treatment for ED patients is sublingual erectile dysfunction medication, and its readily available right here at Potomac Rejuvenation Center in Washington, DC.
What is Sublingual Erectile Dysfunction Medication?
Sublingual means the medication dissolves beneath a patient’s tongue to enter the bloodstream directly (as opposed to being ingested through swallowing and entering the bloodstream via the digestive tract). The popularity of sublingual erectile dysfunction medication is still uncertain because these drugs have not yet had time to establish themselves in broad treatment scenarios. However, based on the benefits it offers compared to the treatment available from oral medication, a surge in market share is likely, experts agree.
The Benefits of Sublingual Medication
Sublingual medications come in pill form like traditional oral medications, but the medicine melts in the patient’s saliva and enters the man’s small capillaries, from where it is then absorbed directly into the bloodstream. In sublingual medications, there is no change in the efficacy of the active ingredient, which is typically the same active ingredient present in traditional iterations of similar medications.
Some of the principal advantages of sublingual erectile dysfunction medication include:
Most medications to treat erectile dysfunction must be taken orally, which means there is a wait while the active ingredients of the drug reach the patient’s blood stream after being broken down in the digestive system. Because sublingual erectile dysfunction medication enters the bloodstream immediately upon administration (thus avoiding the first pass metabolism), a male patient’s wait until “go time” is much faster.
Minimal Interaction with Additional Medication
Another advantage to sublingual treatment options is the reduced interaction between the sublingual erectile dysfunction medication and any other traditional oral medications the patient may also take regularly.
The rising popularity of sublingual erectile dysfunction medication and sublingual medications for all purposes is due in part to the ease of compounding dosage in any administration of any drug.
If you would like to consult one of our experts about sublingual erectile dysfunction medication, contact us today at Potomac Rejuvenation Center and book an appointment at our office in Washington, DC!