How Does ED Medication Work?

How Does ED Medication Work?

Key Takeaways 


  • ED medications are some of the most prescribed drugs in the United States for helping achieve and maintain an erection — but only work if you’re aroused 
  • ED medications typically take 30 - 60 minutes to take effect — but Cake ED Meds are sublingual (dissolve in the mouth) and take effect in 15 - 30 minutes 
  • There are two main solutions for ED: Sildenafil (commonly referred to as Viagra) and Tadalafil (commonly referred to as Cialis) — Cake ED Meds combine the two to give you the best of both worlds.

How does Sildenafil (Viagra) work to treat ED?


When you get aroused, the body releases a molecule called ’nitric oxide’ which helps individuals achieve an erection. However, for those with ED, an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5)  gets released near the same time which can prevent an erection. Sildenafil has become a first line of defense in blocking this enzyme. 


How does Tadalafil (Cialis) work to treat ED?


Tadalafil works in a similar manner as Sildenafil. These active ingredients helps more blood flow to the penis by relaxing muscles and arteries in and around the penis. 


Do you need to be aroused for the ED meds to work? 

Yes, no matter what type of ED medication you are taking you must be aroused in order to get an erection. The purpose of the drugs to work in concert with arousal and help aid in increased blood blow to help get and maintain an erection. It’s not an ‘either or’ situation, you need both arousal and the medication. 


How quickly do Cake ED meds work?

Cake ED Meds are formulated to take effect in 15 to 30 minutes after they dissolve under your tongue. They can be taken anywhere between 15 minutes and 4 hours prior to sexual activity however. Other ED medications can take up to an hour to take effect.

In either case, it’s important to note that you must be aroused for the Cake ED Meds to take effect. This is the case with nearly all ED medications including Viagra and Cialis. 

While the Cake ED Meds work to take effect, it is a recommended to engage in solo play, foreplay with your partner or watch videos that help to arouse you and/or your partner. 

Avoid fatty foods and before taking it.

Do not take this medication on an empty stomach, however avoid fatty foods as they will negatively impact absorption. Recreational drugs and ED medication don't mix. You should also avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Keep in mind that you should not take more than the prescribed dose within a 24 hour-period.

What are the potential side effects?

If you are considering Cake ED Meds, please be sure to share your full medical history honestly and accurately with the doctor(s) that will be reviewing your eligibility. 

If you experience an erection lasting 4 hours or more, seek medical attention immediately. Do so even if your erection is not painful. Additional side effects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Flushing
  • Upset stomach or indigestion
  • Dyspepsia (‘reflux’) or heartburn
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle Aches 
  • Changes in vision 
  • Nasal congestion

If you have abnormal blood pressure, suffer from heart conditions or take certain types of blood pressure medications you may be found ineligible for Cake ED Meds due to the risk of heart attack or dangerously low blood pressure.

If you also take recreational drugs that impact your blood pressure such as cocaine or poppers, you may also be found ineligible for Cake ED Meds at this time.

For a full list of side effects, please review the drug facts here.

How long does Cake ED Meds last?

Depending on the person and dosage, Cake ED Meds can stay in your system for 36 hours. People may experience having more than one erection during the timeframe. Just because Cake ED Meds can stay in your body for up to 36 hours doesn’t mean your erection should last that long.

If your erection lasts longer than 4 hours — even if there’s no painfulness to seek medical help right away. An erection lasting longer than 4 hours is known as priapism, a condition that can cause permanent damage to the tissue that helps you become erect.

If you have any of these diseases...

  • sickle cell anemia
  • multiple myeloma
  • leukemia
  • certain penile deformities (like Peyronie’s disease)’re more likely to have a prolonged erection.

How do I take Cake ED Meds for the best results?

Here are a couple tips for taking Viagra safely and effectively:

Follow safe, recommended doses. 

The recommended dose of Cake ED Meds for treating ED is 50 mg, but your doctor could also prescribe you anywhere from 25 mg to 100 mg. 

Cake ED Meds should be taken once per day. If you engage in sexual intercourse more than once a day, we encourage that you don’t take a pill every time. If you do take a pill and it doesn’t work, DO NOT double up and take another. Exceeding the correct Cake ED Meds dosage can put your health at serious risk. 

Cake ED Meds also affect other parts of your body, including the heart and lungs. Please note that you should stick to the correct dose and instructions from your doctor. If you’re prescribed dose doesn’t seem to be working, your doctor may make adjustments.

Do Cake ED Meds make you last longer?

There are a number of causes why someone may experience erectile dysfunction, same goes for premature ejaculation. Although, medications like Sildenafil (active ingredient in Viagra) or Tadalafil (active ingredient in Cialis) can help your erection stay firm, it normally isn’t the first choice to prevent ejaculation.

These two issues often happen together, your doctor might recommend Cake ED Meds to help with any underlying erectile dysfunction. As a result of treatment, you may see some improvement with how long you last.

If not, your provider may recommend you try behavioral methods (e.g., practicing ejaculation control), counseling, or other medications; antidepressants or numbing creams — to help.

The bottom line

Cake ED Meds can be one of the most effective options to help you achieve and maintain an erection. For best results; we recommend taking it at least 15 to 30 minutes, or even an hour before sexual activity, and follow the instructions from your provider. Seek medical attention immedietly if your erection lasts over 4 hours. If your erection lasts over 4 hours, get medical attention right away since this can result in permanent damage.  

There are several medications like Cake ED Meds that are used to treat erectile dysfunction, including Cialis™and Levitra™.

Click here to read more about how they compare, and if one is better than the others.

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