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In most cases, a combination of treatment methods can be used to successfully treat erectile dysfunction.

Get convenient access to ED treatments with hub.health.

If you’re living with ED, regaining normal erectile function is possible with the right medical treatments.

Our medical team prescribes ED treatments that are safe, easy to take, and well tolerated by most men.

Discover access to discreet health services with hub.health.

Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Regardless of the cause or treatment method, the goal is to improve blood flow to the penis so a firm erection can be formed and maintained. More often than not, ED treatments are successful and men are able to achieve an erection sufficient for intercourse. However, there is no guarantee that every man will respond to treatment and some men may experience only partial success.

Depending on the cause and severity of erectile dysfunction, first-line ED drugs known as phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors may be prescribed. Evidence indicates that using PDE-5 inhibitors in the treatment of erectile dysfunction significantly improves erectile function in men. 78% of men reported improved erections using PDE-5 inhibitors.

What are PDE-5 inhibitors?

PDE-5 inhibitors are a class of medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. They are considered the first-line treatment for men with ED caused by poor blood flow to the penis and other physiological factors.

At hub.health, our medical team offers two types of PDE-5 inhibitors. Since Australian regulatory laws prevent us from advertising the active ingredient in certain medications, we think it’s best to refer to the ED pills our medical team prescribes as “the blue pill” and “the yellow pill”.

PDE-5 Inhibitors
Blue Pill

The blue pill

The blue pill is a fast-acting prescription drug for ED that can be taken as needed.

When taken 30-60 minutes before an erection is required, the blue pill can last up to 4 hours in the body, making it a great ED treatment for planned date nights.

Keep in mind the blue pill doesn’t cause a permanent erection from the moment of ingestion – sexual stimulation is still necessary.

The yellow pill

The yellow pill is a long-lasting prescription drug for ED that is great for unplanned sexual encounters.

When taken 1-2 hours before an erection is required, a typical dose of the yellow pill can provide ED relief for up to 36 hours, earning the nickname “the weekend pill”.

Keep in mind the yellow pill doesn’t cause a permanent erection from the moment of ingestion – sexual stimulation is still necessary.

Yellow Pill
Blood Flow

How do ED pills work?

Whether the blue pill or yellow pill, prescription medications for ED work similarly – by making it easier for blood to flow into the penis in response to sexual arousal.

As their name suggests, PDE-5 inhibitors achieve this by blocking the effects of phosphodiesterase-5 – the enzyme responsible for dilating blood vessels in the body. This action enables improved blood flow to the penis so a healthy erection can occur.

Side effects of PDE-5 inhibitors

Many men won’t experience any side effects when using PDE-5 inhibitors for ED. However, like most drugs, a risk of side effects does exist. For PDE-5 inhibitors, possible side effects include headaches, nasal stuffiness, hot flashes, indigestion, back pain, dizziness, diarrhoea, nausea, and visual disturbances.

In rare cases, ED pills may cause prolonged blood flow resulting in erections that stay firm longer than desired. If you experience an erection that lasts more than four hours, visit your nearest emergency department immediately.

When prescribed an ED treatment, your hub.health medical team will provide detailed information on potential side effects. It’s important to consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately if you experience ongoing or troublesome side effects related to any ED treatment you have been prescribed.

ED treatments with hub.health

At hub.health, our medical team specialises in erectile dysfunction and will prescribe clinically proven ED treatments based on the needs of each patient.

When creating a plan to treat erectile dysfunction, your medical team will consider your current state of health, medical history, mental health, and other treatments you may currently be using.

All follow-up consults are securely hosted online in the comfort of your home.

Our medical team prescribes the best treatment for erectile dysfunction based on your individual needs, which may include the following:

  • Slow-acting PDE-5 inhibitors (oral medications that achieve maximal effect 120 minutes after ingestion, lasting approx. 36 hours)
  • Fast-acting PDE-5 inhibitors (oral medications that reach maximal effect 60 mins after ingestion, lasting approx. 12 hours)
  • Penile injections (powder treatments that achieve maximal effect 5 to 20 minutes after injection, lasting approx. 30 to 60 minutes)

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Treatments for erectile dysfunction have never been easier to access. Restore your confidence in the bedroom with effective ED treatments prescribed by your hub.health medical team.

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Erectile dysfunction FAQs

How does ED treatment work with hub.health?

hub.health uses a secure digital health platform to provide discreet, convenient, and affordable access to erectile dysfunction treatment from an Australian based clinician, all from the privacy of your home.

After completing the online questionnaire, your assigned clinician will determine if you’re a candidate for ED treatment. If you’re successful, we’ll organise fast delivery to your door (we’ll even manage your repeats when they’re due). If your clinician identifies a potential risk in issuing ED treatment, they’ll likely refer you to an in-person GP for further review.

What ED treatments do you offer?

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) states, “The most common first-line therapy for ED is a PDE5 inhibitor”. So, hub.health doctors prescribe the most common PDE5 oral medications.

Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?

Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.

Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.


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