Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market – Global Forecast upto 2024

  • March, 2018
  • Domain: Healthcare - Pharmaceuticals
Pages: 120
Tables: 57
Charts: 41
Regions/Countries: 13
Companies: 4
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Erectile dysfunction (ED) refers to the condition in which a male finds it difficult to get or maintain a firm enough erection to be able to have sex or other sexual activities. However, ED is of concern only if the person is not satisfied with his sexual performance on a regular basis. There are many treatments available for ED and most of individuals find a solution that work for them. One such solution is oral therapy and it is considered a standard method of treatment. For cases where the oral therapy don’t work, individuals look out for alternatives or substitutes.

To evaluate the overall prevalence and determine the severity of ED across the globe, meta-analysis helps to determine the rationale for understanding the number of men around the globe effected with ED. The research is based on many assumptions. The data analysis below will highlight the key aspects.

Market Scenario

The leading pharma players have seen a slowdown in sales due to patent loss. Taking advantage of this situation, many small companies are making generic drugs for erectile dysfunction. Popular drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra that stand in the top three positions have lost their market share and few drugs are going to lose their respective shares by 2020. Therefore, there will be a decline in the market and global companies will look for mergers and acquisitions with new entrant to hold their potential in the market.

The market is growing at a rapid pace and is expected to grow at a rapid rate in the emerging countries. Factors such as increasing lifestyle diseases and smoking population, growing aging population, favorable reimbursement, and technological advancements in product development are driving the growth of the erectile dysfunction market. However, lack of awareness about the disease, stringent regulatory approval procedures, and risk associated with the procedure are hampering the growth of the market. The main unmet need in the market is endoleaking, which increases the mortality rate among patients.

Key Players:

The market is dominated by Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bayer, Meda Pharmaceuticals (Mylan N.V), Apricus Biosciences, and VIVUS. These pharmaceutical companies have the maximum revenue generation in the global erectile dysfunction drugs market.

Market Analysis: The Global Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Market is estimated to witness a CAGR of -9.3% during the forecast period 2018–2024. The market is analyzed based on two segments namely product type and regions.

Regional Analysis: In terms of regions, the market is dominated by North America. However, this region is the most effected due to loss of patents. Further, many small and mid-sized companies have already started developing ED products that are overlapping with the patent expiry of some ED drugs in 2018.

In terms of technology, the European companies are targeting to develop safe and efficient drugs that have less risk and complications associated with the previous branded drugs. Europe is expected to see a moderate negative growth and is expected to have a high number of patent application for CE mark that is followed by North America as NHS has increased its expenditure from $145.14 billion (2016/2017) to $148.68 billion (2018/2019).

Latin America and APAC are the most focused and fastest growing regions; although having negative growth, the market will have vast opportunities for this segment as most of the countries in these regions are focusing towards increased healthcare expenditure from their respective governments. This will enable the ED affected male population to understand and learn about the problem and overcome the social stigma to augment early prevention and cure. Also, these regions have witnessed substantial growth in medical technology, especially countries such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Iran, South Korea, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Competitive Analysis: The global erectile dysfunction drugs market has immense growth opportunities in both developed and developing regions. The patent expiry and development of ED drugs by many small, local, and regional players have disrupted the market size. Most of the companies have received patent drug information and have started developing generic drugs, which are almost in the final stages of completion. This means that most of the pure play vendors have already started research and development on ED drugs and is waiting for the date to coincide with the expiry of the patented drugs in the market. As a result, the major decline in the market is due to the introduction of generic drugs in the market. The fall of leading brands in the market has seen a decline since past few years. For instance, Viagra by Pfizer saw a drastic decline from $1,297 million in 2015 to $823 million in 2017. This fall in revenue has slowed down the sales of branded products in the market. The market has significant competition and possesses a strong financial incentive for the development of new and generic drugs for treating ED. Some of the leading drugs have given their rights for developing generic drugs. However, there are some companies that still have their product and are planning to come up with adjacent products that will increase their sales in the coming years. The most prominent brands in the market right now are Sildenafil citrate (marketed and sold by Pfizer as Viagra), Tadalafil (marketed and sold by Eli Lilly as Cialis), Vardenafil (marketed and sold by GlaxoSmith-Kline as Levitra), and Avanafil (sold in the US by Metuchen Pharmaceuticals, LLC as Stendra and sold in Europe and New Zealand by The Menarini Group as Spedra).

Benefits: The report provides complete details about the usage and adoption rate of erectile dysfunction drugs for the treatment of ED. Thus, the key stakeholders will find detailed information about the major trends, drivers, investments, vertical player’s initiatives, and government initiatives toward the urology segment in the upcoming years along with details of the pureplay companies entering the market. Moreover, the report provides details about the major challenges that are going to impact the market growth. Additionally, the report gives complete details about the key business opportunities to key stakeholders in order to expand their business and capture the revenue in specific verticals, and to analyze before investing or expanding business in this market.

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erectile dysfunction drugs market

1     Industry Outlook

1.1        Industry Overview

1.2        Erectile dysfunction

1.3        Industry Trends

1.4        Patient demographics

1.5        PESTLE Analysis

2     Report Outline 

2.1        Report Scope

2.2        Report Summary

2.3        Research Methodology

2.4        Report Assumptions

3     Market Snapshot

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM)

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Related Markets

3.4        Regulatory Bodies & Standards

3.5        Clinical trials and ethical issues at different phases of research

3.6        Government Spending and Initiatives

3.7        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

4     Market Characteristics

4.1        Evolution

4.2        Market Segmentation

4.3        Market Dynamics

4.3.1     Drivers    Increase in incidence of chronic disorders affecting erection in men    Increase prevalence of ED    Rise in elderly population    Lowering healthcare costs    Access quality healthcare

4.3.2     Restraints    Complications with ED drugs    Patents expiration and entry of new generics    Alternative and Substitutes oral drug therapy

4.3.3     Opportunities    Focusing on R&D activities    Upcoming pipeline drugs    Increase awareness and commercial advertisement for ED    Stem cell therapy

4.3.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

5     Trends, Roadmap and Projects

5.1        Market Trends & Impact

5.2        Technology Roadmap

6     Early diagnosis can prevent permanent erectile dysfunction 

6.1        Overview

7     Meta-Analysis

7.1        ED treatment options

7.2        Future of ED

8     Buying Criteria 

9     Regions    Overview

9.1.2     North America    Market Overview:

9.1.3     Europe    Market Overview:

9.1.4     APAC    Market Overview:

9.1.5     Rest of the World    Market Overview:

10   Competitive Landscape 

10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis

11   Vendor Profiles

11.1     Pfizer

11.1.1  Overview

11.1.2  Business unit

11.1.3  Geographic Presence

11.1.4  Business Focus

11.1.5  SWOT Analysis

11.1.6  Business Strategies

11.2     Eli Lilly & Company Ltd

11.2.1  Overview

11.2.2  Business Focus

11.2.3  SWOT Analysis

11.2.4  Business Strategies

11.3     Bayer AG

11.3.1  Overview

11.3.2  Business Unit

11.3.3  Geographic Presence

11.3.4  Business Focus

11.3.5  SWOT Analysis

11.3.6  Business Strategy

11.4     Apricus Biosciences, Inc.

11.4.1  Overview

11.4.2  Business Unit

11.4.3  Geographic Presence

11.4.4  Business Focus

11.4.5  SWOT Analysis

11.4.6  Business Strategy

11.5     Mylan N.V. (Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc.)

11.5.1  Overview

11.5.2  Business Unit

11.5.3  Geographic Presence

11.5.4  Business Focus

11.5.5  SWOT Analysis

11.5.6  Business Strategy

11.6     VIVUS, Inc

11.6.1  Overview

11.6.2  Business Unit

11.6.3  Geographic Presence

11.6.4  Business Focus

11.6.5  SWOT Analysis

11.6.6  Business Strategy

12   Companies to Watch for

12.1     Aquestive Therapeutics

12.1.1  Overview

12.1.2  Aquestive Therapeutics: Key highlights

12.1.3  Aquestive Therapeutics: Key news

12.1.4  Aquestive Therapeutics: Erectile dysfunction offering

12.2     Astellas Pharma Inc

12.2.1  Overview

12.2.2  Astellas Pharma: Key highlights

12.2.3  Astellas Pharma: Key news

12.2.4  Astellas Pharma: Erectile dysfunction offering


12.3.1  Overview

12.3.2  BIOLAB FARMACEUTICA: Key highlights


12.3.4  BIOLAB FARMACEUTICA: Erectile dysfunction offering

12.4     Biopharm GmbH

12.4.1  Overview

12.4.2  Biopharm GmbH: Key highlights

12.4.3  Biopharm GmbH: Key news

12.4.4  Biopharm GmbH: Erectile dysfunction offering

12.5     Futura Medical plc

12.5.1  Overview

12.5.2  Futura Medical: Key highlights

12.5.3  Futura Medical: Key news

12.5.4  Futura Medical: Erectile dysfunction offering (pipeline products)

12.6     iX Biopharma Ltd.

12.6.1  Overview

12.6.2  iX Biopharma Ltd.: Key highlights

12.6.3  iX Biopharma Ltd.: Key news

12.6.4  iX Biopharma Ltd.: Erectile dysfunction offering (pipeline products)

12.7     SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.

12.7.1  Overview

12.7.2  SK Chemicals Co., Ltd.: Key highlights

12.7.3  SK Chemicals Co., Ltd: Key news

12.7.4  SK Chemicals Co., Ltd: Erectile dysfunction offering

13   Other prominent vendors



Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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