Erectile dysfunction


  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Pre-test
  • Introduction and module overview
  • Prevalence
  • Causes of ED
  • Contraindications
  • Safety of sildenafil
  • Management of ED
  • Drug interactions
  • Pharmacy case studies
  • Sildenafil side-effects
  • When to consult the GP
  • Learning scenario 1
  • Learning scenario 2
  • Practical points
  • Post-test
  • Action & Evaluation

Erectile dysfunction

Goals and learning objectives

This module provides an overview of erectile dysfunction (ED) and the launch of Viagra Connect. After completing this module you will understand the nature of ED and be able to identify when referral to a doctor may be indicated.

You will know the appropriate way to supply sildenafil through OTC sale and be able to advise patients on its use. You will also be able to give guidance on lifestyle changes to improve the overall health of men with ED.

Contributing authors: Martin Duerden, GP and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Bangor University; Alison Blenkinsopp, Professor of the Practice of Pharmacy, Bradford University.

Originally Published by Pharmacy Magazine


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