Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Prostate Cancer
An_216519 posted:
Is it normal to not be able to achieve an erection almost 2 years after prostate cancer? I had surgery to remove my prostate in 2009. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
Fairwind responded:
ED is a very common side-effect of prostate surgery. Even with the nerve-sparing procedure, potency can not be guaranteed. Have you tried pills or a pill/pump combo? Your urologist specialized in these matters and he has a whole bag full of tricks to help you out. Give him a call...
nccmking responded:
I had surgery 3 years ago and YES, it is normal not being able to achieve a full erection. am taking Viagra and it barely works. I took the injections, but they work but painful! I am considering an implant.
rjorgeron replied to nccmking's response:
If you are near Atlanta, Georgia, there is a clinic here that specializes in ED and they say that they can customize a treatment for ANY man experiencing ED, including those who have had prostate cancer surgery. Once I have had my treatment for my cancer, I plan on seeing them. I also have diabetes and already have issues with ED. I just heard about this clinic and am planning on visiting them. They apparently have an all male staff. The web address is If you are able, give them a shot before you resort to an implant. The doctors there customize a medication for you that will allow you to have an erection for as long as 90 minutes, which will allow you to last long enough to have multiple orgasms and satisfy your partner. This is their hype, not mine. I do not know what they cost or if they take insurance, but I plan on finding out. They also have medication for the woman in your life that is supposed to increase her libido and lubrication. It is a cream that is put directly on the clitoris and vagina.

Helpful Tips

Recovery of Erectile Function after Radical ProstatectomyExpert
Patients will often ask me if there is anything they can do to improve erectile function after radical prostatectomy. In general, I tell ... More
Was this Helpful?
20 of 23 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Prostate Cancer Center