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Urology/ Erectile Dysfunction

It’s estimated that erectile dysfunction (ED) affects more than 20 million men in the United States alone. The majority of those men are over 40 years old, but it can strike no matter what your age. Sometimes ED is an unfortunate side effect of a disease such as diabetes, kidney disease, vascular disease, neurologic diseases, decreased testosterone levels, high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate, or some other health condition. Often times after prostate surgery men experience ED due to nerve damage or other trauma to the male body. Sometimes smoking, alcohol use, or certain medications can all cause ED. It can even be the result of everyday pressures such as stress, anxiety, or just nervousness. Fortunately, no matter what the cause, Erectile Dysfunction can be successfully treated.

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.

Common ED Medication Preparations

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 or TriMix): 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
  • Papaverine: Typically available in a standard 30 mg/ml concentration
  • Custom combinations & concentrations also available