Vitaros cream is an easy-to-apply, fast-acting topical treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is a great option for treating ED where tablets such as Viagra or Cialis have not been effective or are not a desirable solution. Vitaros cream can produce a satisfactory erection in as little as five minutes and normally produces an effect for one to two hours.
Vitaros (alprostadil) is a prescription-only treatment for erectile dysfunction which was launched in the UK in June 2014. Vitaros is available as a cream in individual applicators - there are four applicators in a pack. Vitaros is an alternative treatment for men who have not achieved satisfactory results with tablet treatments (PDE5 inhibitors), or who cannot tolerate the side effects of these tablets.
The active ingredient in Vitaros Cceam is alprostadil, which treats ED in men. It should be applied before sex to achieve an erection in 5 - 30 minutes. Vitaros is easy to apply and may be more convenient than taking a tablet for some men. Because it acts locally, Vitaros cream’s effects normally only last for one to two hours, as opposed to the four to six hours of most tablet ED treatments. This may be ideal for men who only want a short period of action due to side effects or other reasons.
Vitaros cream should be kept in the fridge. It can remain outside of the fridge for up to 72 hours and still retain its effectiveness. Over 72 hours outside of the fridge, however, may make the product less effective and use is not recommended. When you receive Vitaros, you should immediately store it in the fridge to ensure the product remains viable. You can remove it from the fridge on the day of use to apply it at room temperature or to take with you if travelling.
The first time you use Vitaros, it may not be fully effective. Use it for at least four applications on separate occasions before switching treatments. Never apply more than one dose of Vitaros at a time, even if it is ineffective.
Vitaros cream is not a contraceptive and does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases; you should still wear a condom while using Vitaros.
Vitaros cream is generally well-tolerated with few side effects. Most side effects are local and last for one to two hours. For this reason, Vitaros could be a good alternative for men who cannot use ED tablets due to the side effects.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet before you use Vitaros.
The active ingredient in Vitaros is alprostadil, a prostaglandin. Alprostadil is identical to prostaglandin E1, a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. It allows some blood vessels to widen by relaxing the thin layer of muscle found in the vessel wall.
Alprostadil, when administered into opening at the end of the penis (urethra), will ultimately cause the penis to become erect by increasing the blood flow into its tissues.
Vitaros cream should be applied to the tip of the penis from the AccuDose container. An erection should result within 5 to 30 minutes.