A new drug that has a unique mode of administration has just been released on the market for erectile dysfunction (ED). Best described as a “breath mint,” the tablet is merely placed on the tongue and dissolves in about one minute—no chewing, no swallowing, no absorption through the stomach or intestine.

It tastes good, acts fast, and is extremely effective in producing an erection in a very short time. Sold under the brand name Staxyn, the drug is similar in structure to the previously released oral ED medication Levitra.

Staxyn comes in a standard 10 mg dose, while Levitra, which is absorbed in the stomach, comes in both a 10 mg dose and a 20 mg dose. The beauty of Staxyn is that it can be taken on short notice, can be popped on the tongue discreetly, can be disguised as a breath mint, and produces the same performance-enhancing results as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra.

The warnings for Staxyn are the same as those for the other three drugs; that is, it cannot be taken with nitroglycerin, and it may produce headaches, flushing, nasal congestion, or dizziness.

In clinical studies, Staxyn was shown to be extremely effective in its ability to achieve erections suitable for intercourse, maintain erections long enough for successful intercourse, and improve overall erectile function.

So there you have it: the new “breath mint” for ED, which tastes good, acts fast, can be taken discreetly, and is as safe as Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis.

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS is the attending urologic surgeon and founder/president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tower Urology Group in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide To Male Sexual Health (Del Monaco Press, 2011) and Superpotency (Warner Books).