Scary Side Effects of Oral ED Medication

If you’ve had issues with Erectile Dysfunction (ED), you have most likely considered or tried an oral ED prescription medication. The most common of these medications are:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra®)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis®)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra®)
  • Avanafil (Stendra®)

The root cause of Erectile Dysfunction is poor blood flow. These medications are also known as PDE5 Inhibitors and help to temporarily treat erectile dysfunction symptoms by helping the body increase levels of Nitric Oxide, which help blood vessels to open up and expand, allowing better blood flow to the penis.

Although these medications have come to be considered as mainstream options of treatment, they not only come with a heavy price tag and the necessity to always plan ahead – most importantly, they come with some pretty hefty potential side effects. 

Sildenafil (Viagra®)

Also known as the little blue pill, Viagra is perhaps the most famous oral ED medication. Since this oral ed medication has been around for over 20 years, many men don’t consider the possible side effects which range from uncomfortable to severe.

Mild side effects of Viagra®, Cialis®, Levitra®, and Stendra® include a normal range of issues, including but not limited to:


  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Facial flushing
  • Back Pain


However, there are some rare and severe risks to these medications including the possible side effect of permanent vision loss in both eyes, a condition known as non-arteritic anterio ischemic optic neuropathy aka NAION. Your risk of this side effect can be greater if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, or if you smoke. 

Other rare but dangerous side effects include sudden hearing loss (the FDA issued a warning), a painful erection that lasts longer than four hours, or an unsafe drop in blood pressure.

With any prescription medication, it is important to realize and note the possible dangers and side effects that could be life-changing.

Why take the risk of severe side effects? You don’t have to!

There is a better, safer, and longer-lasting solution to Erectile Dysfunction. The GAINSWave® at HEALTHWave Physicians Institute is an all-natural, clinically proven treatment for Erectile Dysfunction that treats the root cause of ED at its source – poor blood flow. Using low-frequency acoustic waves, the GAINSWave® revitalizes blood vessels, stimulates new blood vessel growth, and helps break through any build of micro plaque that is causing a shortage of blood flow to the penis. The most important part? There are NO side effects and NO downtime involved with the GAINSWave® treatment.  Just results.

Benefits of GAINSWave® for Men With ED

The benefits of GAINSWave® can include:

  • stronger, longer-lasting erections
  • increased girth
  • increased sensitivity
  • better orgasms
  • optimized sexual performance

Take the Right Steps for Your Health With HEALTHWave Physicians Institute

If your sex life has lost its luster due to ED, call in the experts for help! Contact the Erectile Dysfunction experts at HEALTHWave Physicians Institute today to schedule your first appointment.