Vitaros Cream

Vitaros Cream (alprostadil) is a treatment for men with erectile dysfunction. This is when a man cannot get, or keep a hard, erect penis suitable for sexual activity.
The onset of effect is within 5 to 30 minutes after administration. The duration of effect is approximately 1 to 2 hours. But this may vary according to patient response.

Vitaros 3mg/g Cream

Vitaros 3mg/g Cream

Vitaros is used to treat Erectile Dysfunction in men 18 years of age or older.

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How to use Vitaros Cream

Do not apply Vitaros more than 2-3 times a week and only once per 24 hour period.

The onset of effect is within 5 to 30 minutes after administration. The duration of effect is approximately 1 to 2 hours. But, the actual duration can vary from patient to patients.

Apply Vitaros to the tip of the penis within 5 to 30 minutes prior to attempting intercourse by following the instructions below:

  1. Remove the cap from the tip of the container. Fig 1
  2. Grasp the tip of the penis with one hand and gently manipulate to widen the opening of the penis. Fig 2
  3. Hold the barrel of the AccuDoseTM container between your fingers and place the tip of the container over the opening of the penis and slowly (over 5-10 seconds) push down the plunger with your finger until all the cream is expelled from the AccuDoseTM container barrel. Fig 3. Note: do not insert the tip of the AccuDoseTM container into the opening of the penis.
  4. Hold the penis in an upright position for approximately 30 seconds to allow the cream to penetrate
  5. Remember each Vitaros dose is good for a single administration only
  6. Vitaros may be irritating to the eyes. Wash your hands after applying Vitaros

Vitaros

Like all medicines, VITAROS can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you get a long-lasting erection of more than 4 hours, contact your doctor immediately.

Your doctor may reduce your dose of Vitaros and disontinue your treatment.

Common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 patients):

You:

  • Mild to moderate local aching, burning or pain and redness of the penis,
  • rash,
  • genital pruritus,
  • penile oedema
  • inflammation of the glans penis (balantitis)
  • penile tingling, throbbing numbness, burning

Your partner:

  • Mild vaginal burning or itching, vaginitis

This effect may be due to the drug or to the act of vaginal penetration. Using a water-based lubricant can help to make vaginal penetration easier.

Do not use Vitaros

  • if you have underlying disorders such as drop in blood pressure when going from a lying/sitting to a standing position, history of a heart attack, and syncope (dizziness)
  • if you are allergic to alprostadil or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • if you have a condition that might result in a long-lasting erection or a condition such as sickle cell anaemia or trait, thrombocythemia, polycythemia, multiple myeloma, or leukaemia
  • if you have an abnormally formed penis
  • if you have an inflammation or infection of the penis
  • if you are prone to a venous thrombosis
  • if you have a hyperviscosity syndrome which could result in a long-lasting erection
  • if you have been told not to have sex for health reasons such as heart problems or a recent stroke.
  • if your partner is pregnant, breast feeding or of childbearing potential unless you use a condom barrier.

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Vitaros if you have a history of the following local effects that have been observed with the use of Vitaros:

  • Prolonged erections lasting >4 hours (priapism)
  • Symptomatic hypotension (dizziness)
  • Hepatic and/or renal insufficiency, a lowered dose due to impaired metabolism may be required
  • Fainting

A condom should be used in the following situations:

  • Your partner is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Your partner is of childbearing potential
  • To prevent sexually transmitted diseases
  • During oral sex and anal sex Only latex condoms have been studied. It is not known if condoms made of other materials may be damaged.

Medical Advice

Please refer to the articles below to find out more information, medical guidance and advice from our doctors on how to best treat the condition.
Learn about available treatments, symptoms, side effects and what you can do to prevent it.

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