A little bit of sweetness in a world rendered sometimes brutal by erectile dysfunction.
The FDA is going to approve a new drug to combat erectile dysfunction.
Indeed, the men concerned have long had recourse to only so-called intravenouses injections (so in the corpus cavernosum of the penis) so as to trigger an erection. Then the blue pill (Viagra) and her cousins made their appearance. Starting this week, men may have recourse to a cream applied on the tip of the penis (at the level of the meat) to give hard erections.
Its name: Vitaros Alprostadil Cream. Vitaros for short.
It will be marketed in pharmacy everywhere after they have been in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Belgium and Sweden. This is the first real innovation since fifteen years to treat erectile dysfunction. In practice, this new therapeutic cream is composed of alprostadil – the molecule used for intravenouses injections – and a trans-dermal delivery Accelerator (called NexAct), a ‘membrane carrier’ for the local penetration of the product.
Rare adverse effects of Vitaros
The advantages are many. Based on the results of studies from more than 3,300 men of all ages, it is a local treatment for local problem. It therefore avoids the general side-effects of drugs taken orally, like blood which goes up to the head, muscle cramps, headaches, nose stuffy, vision problems, etc.The products acts fast, in 15 minutes, which is much faster than orally injected pills than can take hours to start working.
Adverse reactions cited are rare: in 25% of cases, a sensation of tightness, warm-up, which disappears spontaneously after two hours. The same events are felt by 4% of women! But this does not prevent the reports and does not cause any discontinuation of treatment.
Not more than three applications per week.
Under the terms of the authorization for placing on the market, Vitaros is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction for men from 18 years.
It will be sold by four applicators in single dose in a cold box, at the price of around $50.
It is recommended that men limit themselves to one application per day and not more than three per week.
Finally, for those wishing to use two simultaneously, or even three doses in an attempt to improve their sexual performance: they run the risk of a prolonged erection, with sometimes irreversible consequences on the corpora cavernosa. So be careful and apply at your own discretion or this cream might come and do more harm than good.
You can always get more reassurance by asking your doctor about it.