Erectile Dysfunction (ED): The Facts

ED can affect men of all ages, although the problem becomes more common the older you get. Defined as the inability to get or maintain an erection hard enough for sex, ED can have numerous underlying causes, both physical and mental.

There are a lot of factors that can impact on our sexual function

Many cite an emotional trigger as the cause of ED. In other cases, it can be brought on by an underlying health condition, fitness levels, excessive alcohol consumption – sometimes some medication can play a role too.

Unconscious triggers
have a big role to play

We can’t always predict or control our emotions, nor can we fully comprehend how they might affect our bodies. All of us experience stress or anxiety at some point, whether from career or family triggers, tiredness, money, even a new relationship…that’s just how life is!

It’s a medical issue that’s
very common amongst men2

Erectile Dysfunction is extremely common and nothing to be embarrassed about. Suffering in silence is particularly prevalent amongst men and many would prefer to avoid speaking about ED at all, rather than address it.

There are a lot of factors that can impact on our sexual function

Many cite an emotional trigger as the cause of ED. In other cases, it can be brought on by an underlying health condition, fitness levels, excessive alcohol consumption – sometimes some medication can play a role too.

Unconscious triggers
have a big role to play

We can’t always predict or control our emotions, nor can we fully comprehend how they might affect our bodies. All of us experience stress or anxiety at some point, whether from career or family triggers, tiredness, money, even a new relationship…that’s just how life is!

It’s a medical issue that’s
very common amongst men2

Erectile Dysfunction is extremely common and nothing to be embarrassed about. Suffering in silence is particularly prevalent amongst men and many would prefer to avoid speaking about ED at all, rather than address it.

More common than you might think

Most men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their life and the chances of experiencing it increase with age, accounting for up to 4.3 million men in the UK.3

Breaking Down The Myths

Myth One: Having erectile dysfunction makes me less of a man

Incorrect, ED has nothing to do with masculinity or manliness, although many people wrongly believe that they are linked. The condition is caused by factors that for the most part, lie outside of a person’s direct control, although steps can be taken to improve general overall health or state of mind.

Myth Two: I don’t have to worry about ED, that’s something for older men

The belief that ED can only affect older men, over the age of 60, is also false. Men of all ages can experience ED.4

Myth Three: Mind over matter – you can think your way out of ED

It’s all in your head? Not always! Although ED can be caused by psychological issues like stress, it can also be a side-effect of certain medications5, so it’s worth checking with your GP or pharmacist if the medication you’re on might impact sexual function.

Concerned man sitting on a bed in front of his sleeping partner

It’s not your fault. And it can be treated.

It’s human to doubt ourselves and the vicious cycle that can come about through performance anxieties in the bedroom is hard to break. Sadly, fear of failure in the bedroom can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Erectile Dysfunction and Relationships

For most couples, sex can be a tricky topic when it comes to having a discussion, so don’t worry, you’re not alone in feeling shy or uncomfortable. Remember, it’s likely your partner is feeling the same way and will be relieved to speak about it.

If you feel like you want to speak to your partner about erectile dysfunction, why not try…

Is Liberize right for you?

Gets to work quickly1

Liberize™ is quickly absorbed and starts to work
in 30-60 minutes.1

A more affordable option (versus the brand leader)*

Choose a more affordable way* to help you get and maintain an erection. Available in 2 pack sizes:
- 4 pack MRRP £14.99 (25% less than Market leader*)
- 8 pack MRRP £26.99 (23% less than Market leader*)

*To verify, please contact general.enquiries@tevauk.com

Who is it for?

Men of all ages are likely to experience Erectile Dysfunction at some point, often as a result of stress, exhaustion, or anxiety. Liberize is suitable for men over the age of 18.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take 1 tablet approximately 1 hour before planning to have sexual intercourse or to masturbate. Do not take more than 1 tablet per day.

Liberize can start to work between 30-60 minutes after taking it,1 but men are still able to obtain an erection in response to sexual stimulation for up to 4 hours post-dose.1 Liberize will not alter libido or sexual desire, you’ll still need to be sexually aroused for the medication to take effect.1

Liberize can be taken with or without food but may take longer to work after a meal. Avoid grapefruit juice as this may increase sildenafil levels in the blood, which can affect how the medicine works.1

For most men, Liberize will work the first or second time they try it. If you have not been able to have sexual intercourse for some time, it can take additional attempts to obtain maximum benefit. If after several separate attempts, you are still not able to achieve an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity, please consult your doctor.1

One Liberize tablet can be taken daily, men should be advised to visit their doctor within 6 months of starting the product for a general health check-up. This is to ensure that their erection problems are not caused by any serious health conditions. Once reviewed by their doctor, they can continue using the product, providing there is no change in their circumstances (health or medication).1

All medicines can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. The most common side effect of Liberize, affecting more than 1 in 10 men, is a headache. To find out more read the Patient Information Leaflet.

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should always be reported to Teva UK Limited on 0207 540 7117 or medinfo@tevauk.com.

Liberize can be taken long term. No lasting harmful effects have been recorded from using sildenafil products for months or years.6

Excessive alcohol consumption can impact sexual function, as it acts as a central nervous system depressant and can impair motor and cognitive function.7

Women cannot take Liberize as it is only indicated for men aged 18 years and over. If you are a woman interested in the product for your male partner, it is important to encourage your partner to visit the pharmacy or their doctor for additional advice.1

Elderly dosage adjustments are not required in elderly patients (over 65 years old). There are no specific warnings for people over the age of 65, however, you should consult with a medical professional if you have any concerns, or underlying health conditions such as cardiovascular issues, hypotension (low blood pressure), hepatic impairment (liver damage), renal impairment (poor kidney function), anatomical deformity of the penis, bleeding issues, stomach ulcer, an inherited eye disease, sickle cell anaemia, multiple myeloma or leukaemia.

The safety of Liberize has not been studied in patients who have recently experienced a stroke. Do not use the product if you have experienced a stroke, and consult your doctor for further guidance on this.

Liberize does not contain any gluten containing excipients however we cannot guarantee the raw materials have not come into contact with other gluten containing materials.

Liberize 50mg Film-coated Tablets have a shelf-life of 3 years.1

We have chosen to provide Liberize in a discreet, white film-coated tablet. It contains 50 mg Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient.

Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Liberize.

Sildenafil is a clinically proven treatment for erectile dysfunction. Liberize contains 50 mg Sildenafil citrate, the active ingredient. Liberize is available at a lower price than the brand leader, making it a more affordable option.*

*To verify, please contact general.enquiries@tevauk.com