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Penile Injection Therapy

Penile injection therapy is one treatment option for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). This treatment has been available to men with ED for more than 25 years and is FDA-approved.

Penile injection therapy is a great option to consider if you have had:

  • Lack of improvement using oral medications such as Viagra or Cialis
  • Significant side effects to oral medications
  • Contraindications to oral medications such as use of nitroglycerin products for the heart

In our practice, more than 70% of men with ED have had promising results with this treatment. The treatment protocol requires a trial injection in the office. The medication is placed directly into the side of the penis with a tiny needle, which is virtually painless. If you have a good response, you will be taught how to self-inject, and then will receive a prescription to fill and use at home.

Another way medication can be delivered locally is through a suppository or intraurethral agent, which will dissolve while also dilating blood vessels in the penis.

- How long until it takes effect? 5 to 15 minutes
- How long does an erection last? 60 minutes