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Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

  • ID: 4622437
  • Report
  • February 2022
  • Region: Global
  • 115 Pages
  • Mordor Intelligence


  • Apricus Biosciences Inc.
  • Bayer AG
  • Cipla Ltd.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
  • Lupin Limited

The erectile dysfunction drugs market is expected to grow with a CAGR of nearly 3.8% during the forecast period.

With the rising prevalence of erectile dysfunction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the global erectile dysfunction treatment market is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The research, led by Emmanuele A. Jannini, MD, professor of endocrinology and medical sexology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy, was published in the journal Andrology in March 2020. COVID-19 is more than five times more common in men with ED. The estimated risk of developing ED was 5.66 times higher in men with a history of COVID-19. thus the Covi-19 have a significant impact on the erectile dysfunction drug market.

Some factors that drive the erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs market include the adoption of a sedentary lifestyle and its associated stress, the rising geriatric population, and the comorbidity between erectile dysfunction and heart disease and diabetes. A sedentary lifestyle, alcoholism, and smoking greatly increase the risk of erectile dysfunction. Increased acceptance of these negative lifestyle decisions will lead to the full growth of the market. according to the Study Published in the BMC Endocrine Disorders in July 2021, titled "Erectile dysfunction and associated factors among diabetic patients at, Hawassa, Southern, Ethiopia" Alcohol consumption, poor glycemic control, age, and diabetes duration were all found to be predictors of erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction was found to be prevalent in 72.2 %. After controlling for all other variables, old age, diabetes duration, alcohol consumption, and poor glycemic control were found to have a significant relationship with erectile dysfunction.

Erectile dysfunction is the most common risk factor in men, and its incidence increases with age. Aging and older men frequently have comorbidities, like diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases, etc., likewise, they concurrently refer to a clinician for impairments in sexual function, mostly for erectile dysfunction (ED). For Instance, according to the article published in the National Institutes of Health in June 2021, titled "Sexual Dysfunction in Diabetes" sexual dysfunctions are common in people with diabetes and may arise from a variety of vascular, neurologic, and hormonal derangements.

The rise in the number of ED cases is often correlated with the high growth of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders. Hypertension is additionally another major illness linked to male erectile dysfunction, and as reported by World Health Organization in 2021, the prevalence of hypertension has grown at a substantial rate, an estimated 1.28 billion adults aged 30 to 79 worldwide have affected by hypertension , with the majority (two-thirds) living in low- and middle-income countries.

However, the patients are reluctant to seek treatment, and this factor is restraining the market growth.

Key Market Trends

The Viagra (sildenafil citrate) Segment is Expected to Dominate the Market in the Forecast Period

Erectile dysfunction is treated with the drug sildenafil. It helps men get an erection by increasing blood flow to the penis. After taking it, at least two-thirds of men reported improved erections.

Sildenafil, sold in the brand name Viagra, among others, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Its effectiveness in treating sexual dysfunction in women has not been demonstrated. Sildenafil (Viagra) is the most common drug used as first-line therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

Sildenafil (Viagra) is most effective when taken on an empty stomach one hour before sex. It is effective for four to five hours or more if you have mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. In March 2019, Lupin received approval for its Sildenafil Tablets USP, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a generic version of Pfizer Inc.’s Viagra Tablets, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg.

Thus, effectiveness of the Viagra (sildenafil citrate) in the treatment of erectile dysfuction is expected to boost the segment over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market

North America is expected to dominate the erectile dysfunction drugs market, owing to the rising geriatric population, increase in cases of ED, and the presence of better healthcare infrastructure. According to the article published by Rural Health Information Hub in April 2019, in the United States, there are more than 46 million older adults aged 65 and up; by 2050, that number is expected to rise to nearly 90 million. The number of older adults is expected to rise by nearly 18 million between 2020 and 2030 when the last of the baby boom cohorts reaches the age of 65. The rise in the geriatric men population is expected to increase the number of patients suffering from ED, as it is very common in men above age 40. The availability of various ED drugs through over-the-counter (OTC) and online channels is a key factor for the dominance of these regions.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 2021, In the United States, approximately 30 million men suffer from ED. Furthermore, the United States has the highest rate of self-reported ED of any country. Thus increasing the prevalence of ED in the united states is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

There are some companies making advancements in terms of the time taken by patients to take the pill before sexual activity. For Instance, in March 2019, Dr Reddy's Laboratories has launched of Tadalafil tablets, used to treat erectile dysfunction, in the United States market. The approved products is a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Cialis (tadalafil) tablets. this tablets are available in four strengths including 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg, each in 30-count bottle size.In the case of the United States, several companies collaborate with domestic players having extensive market shares in the country. Thus, companies get exclusive rights for marketing, which benefits this market significantly.

Thus, incresaing geriatric population in the country with increasing product launch boost the market in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The market studied is fragmented owing to the presence of the various small and large market players. Some of the market players are Apricus Biosciences Inc., Bayer AG, Eli Lilly and Company, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Metuchen Pharmaceuticals LLC, S.K. Chemicals Co. Ltd, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and VIVUS Inc.

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  • Apricus Biosciences Inc.
  • Bayer AG
  • Cipla Ltd.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
  • Lupin Limited

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Defination
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rising Adoption of a Sedentary Lifestyle Along with the Associated Stress
4.2.2 Rising Geriatric Population
4.2.3 Comorbidity between Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Diseases and Diabetes
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Reluctance of Patients to Seek Treatment
4.3.2 Poor Patient Adherence to ED Drugs
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in USD million)
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Viagra (sildenafil citrate)
5.1.2 Cialis (Tadalafil)
5.1.3 Levitra/Staxyn (vardenafil)
5.1.4 Stendra/Spedra (avanafil)
5.1.5 Zydena (udenafil)
5.1.6 Vitaros (Alprostadil Cream)
5.1.7 Other Products
5.2 By Distribution Channel
5.2.1 Hospital Pharmacies
5.2.2 Retail Pharmacies
5.2.3 Online Pharmacies
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Apricus Biosciences Inc.
6.1.2 Bayer AG
6.1.3 Eli Lilly and Company
6.1.4 GlaxoSmithKline PLC
6.1.5 Petros pharmaceutical
6.1.6 Pfizer Inc.
6.1.7 S.K. Chemicals Co. Ltd
6.1.8 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
6.1.9 VIVUS Inc.
6.1.10 Lupin Limited
6.1.11 Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited
6.1.12 Cipla Ltd.
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Apricus Biosciences Inc.
  • Bayer AG
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
  • Petros pharmaceutical
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • S.K. Chemicals Co. Ltd
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
  • VIVUS Inc.
  • Lupin Limited
  • Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Cipla Ltd.
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