Specific aspects of erectile dysfunction and its treatment for community pharmacists

Int J Impot Res. 2004 Oct;16 Suppl 2:S50-2. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901244.


We reviewed several topics relating to erectile dysfunction (ED) and its treatment, which are of interest to the community pharmacy. First, we analyze the community pharmacy's role as a center of health education to the population. Second, we discuss the legal aspects of medical prescription for drugs not financed by the Spanish National Health Service. Finally, we explain how community pharmacists may inform patients on the proper use of prescribed medicines for ED and any medications that may cause interactions or should be avoided with treatment.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Erectile Dysfunction* / drug therapy
  • Health Education*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pharmacists*