Urology/ Erectile Dysfunction
Compounding for urology and urogynecology is the preparation of customized medications for conditions affecting the urinary tract, reproductive systems in men, as well as vulvar pain, pelvic floor disorders, and other issues that may affect women.
How It Works – Men
While there are many treatments available in the market to treat men’s urology issues, some men may not readily respond in an adequate manner. That’s where compound medications provide a solution to many issues including:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Benign Prostate Enlargement
- Prostate Infections
- Bladder Conditions
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Peyronie’s Disease,
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Treatment
It’s estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 20 million men in the United States. It can strike no matter what your age. Sometimes ED is an unfortunate side effect of: diabetes, kidney disease, vascular disease, neurologic diseases, decreased testosterone levels, high blood pressure, post prostate surgery, stress, anxiety, history of smoking, an enlarged prostate, or some other health condition.
Common ED Medication Preparations
While some men respond well to oral ED treatments, others do not. In those cases custom compounded medications can often be used successfully to treat ED. The injectable medications Alprostadil (prostaglandin E1), phentolamine, and/or papaverine are used individually or in combination. While an injectable ED medication may sound intimidating or even painful, the truth is, the treatment involves very little discomfort and is an easy and very effective way to treat ED.
All injectable ED medications are prepared using state of the art sterile IV equipment, under the strictest PCAB Accredited processes. Our pharmacists and sterile compounding pharmacy technicians have undergone extensive training in the preparation of sterile injectable medications involving erectile dysfunction treatment. Dunwoody Pharmacy can prepare these medications per your doctor’s prescription. Here are some of the formulations we prepare.
- Alprostadil (PGE1): Available in a variety of premixed concentrations
- Triple Mix (aka Tri-Mix): A combination of Alprostadil (PGE1), Phentolamine & Papaverine
- Super Triple Mix: A highly concentrated version of the standard triple mix injection
- Bi-Mix: A combination of Phentolamine & Papaverine
- Custom combinations & concentrations also available
How It Works – Women
Women who require treatment for vulvodynia (vulvar pain), bladder conditions, urinary tract infections, and/or symptoms of menopause may require specialized medications and/ or formulations that are not found available on the market. In any of these cases, your pharmacist can compound unique preparations designed specifically to meet your needs.
Vulvodynia affects up to 15% of women, and its risk increases with age. Symptoms typically include a feeling of burning or irritation in the vulvar area the present as a chronic pain without exact identifiable cause. While there are commercial treatments available to treat vulvodynia, some women may not readily respond in an adequate manner. That’s where compound medications may provide a solution including topical formulas including medications such as Estradiol in varying strength in an emollient cream applied topically to the vaginal area.