Which steps may improve treatment outcomes with PDE5 inhibitor therapy?
Patient education about correct use of the drug
Psychosocial or psychosexual counseling to improve the couple's communication about sexual dysfunction and the patient's adherence to (and, thus, the efficacy of) ED treatment
All of the above
PDE5 inhibitors have helped to fill a void in the management of ED. Patients who do not initially respond to PDE5 inhibitor therapy may benefit from education about correct use, dose optimization (ie, titration, dosing schedule adjustment, and on-demand vs daily dosing), and treatment for comorbidities that may affect treatment response (eg, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, smoking, a sedentary lifestyle, and BPH and its treatment). Some men also benefit from psychosocial counseling to improve the couple's communication about sexual dysfunction and the patient's adherence to treatment.