Injected Medicines for Erection Problems
What To Think About
When thinking about injections for erection problems, it is important to include your partner in your decision.
Medicines that are injected into the penis can be given no more than every other day. Excessive use may cause scarring.
Up to 6 out of 10 men stop using the medicines. Reasons include:Reference 2
- Not wanting to use injections because of fear, discomfort, and the loss of spontaneity about giving an injection into the penis, or some other reason.
- Partner relationship issues (being able to have erections doesn't solve relationship problems), or loss of partner.
- Cost of the medicines.
- Not being happy with the quality of erections from injections.
Medicine is one of the many tools your doctor has to treat a health problem. Taking medicine as your doctor suggests will improve your health and may prevent future problems. If you don't take your medicines properly, you may be putting your health (and perhaps your life) at risk.
There are many reasons why people have trouble taking their medicine. But in most cases, there is something you can do. For suggestions on how to work around common problems, see the topic Reference Taking Medicines as Prescribed.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology