Many men may suffer from a condition known as erectile dysfunction, or simply called ED. This condition can make it difficult to obtain or maintain an erection. This can be frustrating and embarrassing, leading to diminished self-esteem and other problems but there are solutions. Erectile dysfunction medication may be able to help men suffering from some types of ED. There are very few side effects associated with this type of therapy. When side effects are experienced, they are typically mild in nature. Unlike other types of pharmacological interventions, this is not something the individual will have to take daily. Most therapies are taken only when needed. These medications have been thoroughly tested and are safe for most individuals. However, not everyone will be a candidate. Some health insurance companies will cover the cost of this drug, making it more affordable.