What is Vitaros?
Vitaros is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. In the case of erectile dysfunction, the affected man has problems getting an erection during sexual intercourse.
Causes of ED
There are various causes of ED, including medications you are taking for other medical conditions, poor blood flow in the genital area, nerve damage, emotional problems, smoking too much alcohol in your mouth, and other problems. Treatments for ED include switching medications if you are taking medications that cause ED, prescription drugs, medical devices that produce erections, surgery to correct blood flow to the penis, penile implants, and psychological counseling. After applying the medication, it takes 5 to 30 minutes for the optimal effect to occur. You should not stop taking any prescription medication unless told to do so by your GP.
Vitaros is a cream treatment for erectile dysfunction and is therefore used very differently than tablets. Here we have created a guide on how to use Vitaros. However, keep in mind that this guide is only intended to give a general idea of How to use Vitaros. When you buy Vitaros cream, it is important to read the leaflet carefully and follow the instructions.
What should be considered when using Vitaros?
The Vitaros application device is referred to as the AccuDose. The right amount of medication is loaded into the pump chamber so it is ready for use. Each device should therefore only be used once, and you should only use one at a time. If you urinate after treatment, some of it may be expelled from the body with urine. Therefore, it is better to go to the toilet beforehand. The treatment is not an aphrodisiac, and you need sexual stimulation to get an erection. The cream can take between 5 and 30 minutes to have an effect. The duration depends on the individual reaction, but in most cases, it lasts one to two hours. Your penis may feel warm, full, and sensitive for some time after use. The leaflet states that these sensations are normal and may not appear until a few hours after use. Your erection may last shortly after the climax. However, if your erection has not gone away after four hours, you should see a doctor.
Vitaros is available in two different doses. Therefore, your doctor may suggest a dose change if your starting dose does not produce an adequate erection suitable for sexual intercourse. You should only use Vitaros once every 24 hours. It should not exceed three doses per week. Vitaros cream does not protect against sexually transmitted infections. Contraceptive measures such as latex condoms should be used to reduce the risk of STIs.
How to store Vitaros
Vitaros medicines should be stored in the refrigerator between 2 oC and 8 oC. The drug should not be frozen. The sachets can be taken out of the refrigerator for up to three days, provided the temperature does not exceed 25 oC. If the product is not used within these three days, it must be thrown away.
If you are unsure about this treatment, ask your pharmacist or your family doctor. If you notice anything unusual while using this medicine, or notice any side effects that worry you, tell your doctor as soon as possible.
Side Effects of Vitaros
Men experiencing side effects from erectile dysfunction treatment with the commonly used pills might consider Vitaros as an effective alternative. Very little of the active ingredient (alprostadil) is absorbed into the circulatory system. The cream works directly by coming into contact with the skin of the penis. Significant generalized side effects are unlikely to occur.
Vitaros versus Viagra
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction and are not sure which treatment is right for you, read on to learn more about the key similarities and differences between Vitaros and ED pills like Viagra.
- Prescription only
- Cream applied directly to the penis
- Allows an erection in 5-30 minutes
- Lasts 1-2 hours
- About 52% effective
- May cause vaginal side effects in female partners
- Requires a condom for oral or anal sex
- Should not be used more than 2-3 times a week
- Prescription only
- tablet taken orally
- Allows an erection in 30-60 minutes
- Lasts 4-6 hours
- Approximately 74% effective
- Does not require a condom
- Should not be used more than once a day
- Cannot be taken in combination with certain prescription drugs (e.g. nitrates).
It is important to note that you should not take the drug with other supplements. If you have used either product, you should wait at least 24 hours before using Vitaros or an ED tablet again.