Alternative and Internet Drugs that Affect Sexual Function

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)


The purpose of this book chapter is to better understand the role of alternative nonprescription medications and their effect on sexual function. We will also discuss the prevalence of counterfeit prescription medications and their impact on health. We will discuss where these drugs are being produced and how they are regulated by the federal government. The role of the Internet as a method of obtaining these medications also will be explored. The most common alternative medicines will be reviewed based on clinical research trials in terms of efficacy and side effects.


Counterfeit phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5i) Natural erectile medication Alternative erectile medication Erectile dysfunction Supplements for erectile dysfunction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of UrologyOchsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

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