Vitaros (Alprostadil) is a fast-acting topical erectile dysfunction treatment that comes as a cream.
This is a generic product, therefore depending on availability, the brand you receive may not be the same as the one pictured.
Vitaros (Alprostadil) is an alternative, fast-acting prescription medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Designed for topical use, in the form of disposable individual applicators, Vitaros Is suitable for men who require an alternative to ED treatments that come in pill form. Studies show that Vitaros, once applied, can take effect within 5 minutes and may last from 1-2 hours.
How it works
Vitaros contains a unique skin-permeation enhancer that facilitates the absorption of Alprostadil through the glans of the penis. Once absorbed, Alprostadil causes vasodilation of the blood vessels and an increase in the blood flow into the penis. This subsequently leads to an erection, usually within a short space of time.
How to take it
Please consult the enclosed patient information leaflet before using Vitaros. Vitaros is designed for application directly to the opening of the penis (meatus). Detailed information on how to apply Vitaros can be found in the patient information leaflet, or by contacting our Patient Support team on 0208 123 0703.
The recommended dosage for Vitaros is a single application of cream, no more than once a day, applied 10-20 minutes before sexual intercourse. Vitaros should not be used more than 2-3 times in a week.
Vitaros should be stored in the fridge. It can be kept outside of the fridge for no longer than 3 days, after which the effectiveness of the medication may be affected.
Vitaros is not suitable for men who suffer from priapism, sickle-cell anaemia, multiple myeloma. If you are unsure whether to take Vitaros, please contact the Patient Support team for advice.
It is important to note that if your partner is pregnant, has the potential to fall pregnant or is a breast-feeding women, a latex condom must be worn during sexual intercourse.
Vitaros (Alprostadil) is available in a 300 microgram cream formulation for topical application to the penis.
Side effects can include mild localised penile irritation (burning, rashes, pain), however, these are reported to be rare and mild to moderate in severity. Similar adverse reactions may be felt by the partners of patients using Vitaros, therefore, the use of latex condoms is advised and must be used when said partner is pregnant, has a chance of falling pregnant or breast-feeding. Please note that if you get an erection that lasts for longer than 3-4 hours, you must seek medical advice immediately. Further information on the side effects of Vitaros can be found in the patient information leaflet.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment. The patient information can be found here .
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