While ED isn’t a four-letter word, it often causes men to utter one!
Erectile Dysfunction is one of those issues that is more prevalent and common than you might think. And while it is a very common condition, we recognize that it is also a very emotional, frustrating, and sensitive topic to discuss with both your physician and your pharmacist. Nonetheless, you should… not just for your sexual health, but for your physical well-being too.
About 5 percent of men that are 40 years old have complete erectile dysfunction, and that number increases to about 15 percent of men at age 70. Mild and moderate erectile dysfunction affects approximately 10 percent of men per decade of life (i.e., 50 percent of men in their 50s, 60 percent of men in their 60s). Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age, but it is more common in older men. Older men are more likely to have health conditions that require medication, which can interfere with erectile function. Additionally, as men age, they may need more stimulation to get an erection and more time between erections. While many men will experience this ED at various times through the course of their lives, there are a number of proven treatments available to men today.
In many cases, erectile dysfunction can be an indication of a more serious underlying medical issue that requires personalized treatment. Do Not Ignore the symptoms. See your doctor.
To remove the mystery and the fear about ED medications, here are the erectile dysfunction pharmacy treatments that are easy to take, cost-effective, and formulated to a man’s personal needs.
Treatment for ED
Before using any erectile dysfunction medication, consult with your doctor about a complete health program that can alleviate the occurrence of ED and bolster greater wellness. A customized compounding ED medication can be part of it, in addition to implementing a holistic wellness program (diet, exercise, counseling, etc.).
As a man’s health changes and evolves over time, ED prescriptions should be revisited to reassess need, type, dosage and frequency of use.
Intracavernosal Injection Therapy (ICI)
Penile or Intracavernosal Injection Therapy allows for customization of medication composition and concentrations, making it a highly effective treatment for erectile dysfunction.
PenCol Specialty Pharmacy commonly compounds injectables for patients. Depending on the prescribing physician and the needs of particular patients, we can compound each of the following injectables in various strengths:
- Trimix (includes Papverine, Phentolamine, and Alprostadil)
- Bimix (includes Papverine and Phentolamine)
- Quadmix (includes Papverine, Phentolamine, Alprostadil and Atropine)
PenCol Specialty Pharmacy’s Other Compounded Erectile Dysfunction Medications
Our experienced compounding pharmacists also compound:
- Sildenafil (tablets and lozenges)
- Tadalafil (tablets and lozenges)
PenCol Specialty Pharmacy also compounds hormone replacement therapies such as Testosterone injectables and topical creams.
The PenCol Difference
No pharmacy our size or in the area performs more testing than PenCol Specialty Pharmacy. We are continuously testing for potency and sterility prior to dispensing.
90% of the ICI formulations compounded are available the same day… Something that may be extremely important to some patients.
We provide detailed consultation to each patient to reinforce the information provided in your office. We understand that the thought of injecting a needle into the penis may sound intimidating to some men. That is why we take the time to speak with each patient when they pick up their prescription and explain the correct technique for injecting the medication. We also provide your patients with a written handout to review at home to ensure the proper use and achieve the desired results.
Our pharmacists have over 75 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of patients feel comfortable with penile injection therapy, and are happy to assist physicians and patients with any questions they might have.
Higher Quality Means… Better Results!