Erectile dysfunction

1 in 5 men can experience erectile dysfunction

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If you have erectile dysfunction (ED), difficulty getting or keeping an erection, there is treatment and support available to help you.

Erection problems are very common, particularly in men over 40. You might hear it called erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. ED is when a person has difficulty getting or keeping an erection. It’s usually nothing to worry about. There are treatments and support available to help people with ED, including over the counter medication you can buy from Well Pharmacy.

What causes ED?

We have lots of information and advice about possible causes of erectile dysfunction, as well as ways to treat it.

What are the treatments for ED?

You might need to try a few different treatments, or a combination of treatments before you find something that works well for you.

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Are ED treatments available through the NHS?

Treatment for erectile dysfunction is available on the NHS with a prescription from your doctor. To be eligible for a prescription, you’ll need to meet certain NHS criteria and, your GP will decide if the treatment is suitable for you to take.

ED in young men

Support and resources for young men experiencing erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction treatments at Well Pharmacy

Erectile dysfunction treatments are available from our online shop. Our products include sildenafil, Viagra Connect, Cialis, and tadalafil.

Find out more

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The most commonly known treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) is medication, such as Viagra or sildenafil. You can usually get this by speaking to a pharmacist or talking to your GP.


Information about the ED medicine sildenafil. Including how often you can take it, how it works, and common side effects.


Information about tadalafil, including how it works, how and when to take it, and common side effects.


Cialis is a brand of tadalafil. Find out more about how it works and how long it stays active in your body.

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Where can I get further support and information?

As well as talking to your GP for information and support, there are also a number of organisations and charities offering support and information.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
01455 883 300
Find a registered counsellor or psychologist near you.

NHS website
Information about erectile dysfunction, treatment options and support.

Sexual Advice Association
Information for men about erectile dysfunction.

Visit your nearest pharmacy

Get support and advice from your local Well pharmacist

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