Compare all Erectile Dysfunction treatments

It's estimated that hundreds of millions of men around the world get ED . So it follows that there are quite a lot of different erectile dysfunction treatments available – no one treatment is ever going to work perfectly for everyone.

For the first time user, it might not seem obvious where to start. But luckily, there is a 'path' you can follow – starting with a certain type of ED drug if you're new to treatment.

The most common treatment for erectile dysfunction is a type of drug known as a ‘PDE5 inhibitor’, which includes sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil, and vardenafil. These will all work in largely similar ways, which is to relax the muscles around your penis and increase blood flow, making it easier to achieve an erection when you become aroused.

Usually you’ll need to take these drugs around an hour before you plan to have sex, and they’ll last in your system for around five hours. But some drugs like Efil that contain Tadalafil can be taken daily, or stay in your system for longer – so you can be ‘good to go’ whenever you need to.

Typically, if you’re taking ED drugs for the first time, you’ll be recommended one of sildenafil or tadalafil. This is because they have a proven record of being effective treatments , and come as an oral tablet - meaning many people use them without too much difficulty.

But they’re not always going to work or be suitable for everyone. Other types of treatments range from creams, injections and tablets that melt on your mouth. However, these treatments are not currently available in India. In the table below, you can compare the different ED drugs on offer, and weigh up their pros and cons, so you can see whether they could be right for you.

Active ingredient
Available doses
Cons
Duration of effects
How to take
Lasts for
Made/marketed by
Pros
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Who's it for?
Works in
Vigore

Vigore

Sildenafil citrate

Budget-friendly alternative to Viagra. Acts fast to give you an erection.

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Caverta

Caverta

Sildenafil

ED tablet that is exactly the same as viagra. Cheaper option with lesser side effects for longer erections.

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Ciafill

Ciafill

Tadalafil

Fast acting ED pill that takes 30-60 minutes to work. Low-dose medication that causes minimal side effects.

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Valif

Valif

Vardenafil

Fast acting ED treatment with fewer side effects, suitable for men with diabetes and heart disease.

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Himalaya Confido Tablet

Himalaya Confido Tablet

Gokshura + Ashwagandha

Ayurvedic medicine that is said to help manage sexual dysfunction in men.

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Ayurvedic
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Some men find it less effective than alternative brands
Claims to have no side effects as it contains herbal ingredients
Those who want to try out herbal options before switching to drugs
Viagra

Viagra

Sildenafil

The one you've heard of. Works in 30-60 minutes and lasts for up to 5 hours.

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Sildenafil
25mg 50mg 100mg
Can be expensive
Long safety record
Men who want to opt for a global brand
Manforce

Manforce

Sildenafil

Gets into action within 30-60 minutes of taking it. Contains sildenafil and works in the same way.

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Sildenafil
50mg 100mg
Only one dosage
Widely available
Men who have trouble getting erection during sex
Efil

Efil

Tadalafil

Non-branded version of Cialis. Works in the same way. Daily options available.

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Tadalfil
2.5mg 5mg 10mg
Can be expensive (but there is a cheaper generic alternative)
Allows you to be ready for sex any day any time. Efil is active in your system for up to 36 hours.
Those who may want to have more spontaneity for sex
Varimax

Varimax

Vardenafil

ED medicine that works quickly and can be taken even 30 minutes before sex.

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Vardenafil
10mg 20mg
Like other PDE5i drugs it can only be taken once a day
More potent so a small dosage can provide good effects and with a smaller chance of side effects
Men who’ve experienced side effects on other ED pills or haven’t had great results with other brands

Tfil

Tadalafil

Like Cialis, but without the branding (so it's cheaper). 'Weekend' and daily options available.

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This page was medically reviewed by Dr Navkaran Singh Sandhu, Lead Doctor on January 30, 2023. Next review due on January 30, 2024.

What’s the best prescription ED medication available?

Every medication is different. So the best ED drug for you might be completely different to what’s best for someone else. In India, ED medications need a prescription, so it’s important to be honest about your health when you talk to your clinician about medication options, as well as the extent of your condition. And tell them about any other medications you might be taking – as these could impact your suitability for different drugs.

Keep in mind that whatever medication you try isn’t guaranteed to work straight away. Finding the right ED medication that works for you can take time. So don’t worry if you’ve tried a certain option a couple of times and it’s not worked – sometimes the third time’s the charm.

What’s the best over-the-counter ED medication in India?

Currently, over the counter ED drugs are not available in India in the same way that medications like paracetamol are. This basically means that you will need a formal prescription from your doctor to buy them to make sure that they’re safe and suitable for you to take – you can’t just pick them off the shelf and pay for them at the checkout.

What to do if you want to change ED medication?

Sometimes a medication might not work the same way it used to, or you might be struggling with some side effects, or perhaps you’ve been recommended a different medication by someone else. Whatever the reason, our experts can give you the advice you need.

Talk to us about your health, and we’ll talk you through what options can be most suitable for you. Whether you want to change your dosage, or try a new medication entirely, we offer a range of medicines on flexible subscriptions. So whichever ED medication is right for you, we’ll help you find it.

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