TriMix Injections for ED
Is erectile dysfunction getting you down? Here is a reason to perk up – TriMix injections have little to no adverse side effects and they are available at Central Drug.
If you’re interested in an alternative to conventional ED treatments you may want to consider injection therapies. However, it’s best to approach this treatment with caution as some injection therapies are still relatively new and untested.
Who are TriMix Injections For?
TriMix is popular with men who have trouble achieving a natural erection and are unable to use oral treatments for ED, such as Viagra or Cialis, due to adverse reactions or side effects. Consult your doctor to find out which treatment option is best for your unique case.
Your doctor will show you how to administer the injections so it can be done at home, and an erection should occur within 5-15 minutes of administering the injection and should last 30 to 60 minutes.
What is in TriMix?
TriMix is a blend of three vasodilators which increase blood flow by relaxing the smooth muscles and widening the blood vessels in the penis. This can cause a powerful erection in 5 minutes or less. The proportions of these medications vary according to your prescription and are custom compounded for you.
These are the medications included in TriMix:
- Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) or alprostadil (Caverject, Edex, MUSE)
What are the Possible Side Effects of TriMix?
These medications have been used to treat ED since the early 1980s, and there is plenty of research to back their safety and efficacy. TriMix is FDA approved, and there are minimal side effects. The most common side effects of TriMix are minimal bleeding or bruising at the injection site, and priapism (a persistent erection lasting longer than 4 hours.) A doctor can prescribe another medication to reverse the effects of TriMix for patients who suffer from priapism.
Alternatives to TriMix Injection
Priapus Shot or P-Shot
The Priapus Shot or P-Shot is an alternative to using injectable medications for treating ED. Patients with adverse reactions to TriMix may want to consider the P-Shot, however, it’s best to consult your physician.
The P-Shot involves harvesting a patient’s own platelet-rich plasma and injecting it into the shaft of the penis for firmer longer-lasting erections. Platelets are a component in the blood responsible for healing wounds and generating new tissue.
PRP therapy is commonly used to accelerate healing from muscle injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, and to treat musculoskeletal disorders like tendonitis, by injecting platelet-rich plasma to the injured area. Since treating ED with PRP therapy is still relatively new, clinical trials to determine the efficacy of PRP therapy are ongoing. As of now, the only conclusive data on the P-Shot is anecdotal.
How does the P-Shot work?
Blood is drawn from the patient, usually from the arm as when giving blood. The blood is then run through a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma. The patient is given a topical numbing agent on the penis, then the PRP is injected into the side of the penis shaft.
According to Dr. Charles Runels, creator of the Priapus Shot, injecting platelet-rich-plasma into the penis can “cause rejuvenation for improved function and growth” by increasing blood flow within the penis and stimulating the growth of new cells.
The Priapus Shot is a trademarked name so that patients know it is a reliable procedure that meets certain minimum standards. Patients can resume sexual activity the same day, approximately 4 hours after the procedure.
Dr. Runels claims to have seen “over 90-percent improvement in erection quality” in patients over a two year period. He goes on to say there are no serious side effects as a result of injecting PRP into the penis. The purported benefits of the P-Shot include:
- Stronger, firmer erections that last longer
- Increased length and girth
- Increased sensitivity
- Easier to achieve and maintain erections
- Improved sexual stamina
Which ED injection therapy is right for me?
A consultation with your doctor is the best way to determine if injections are right for you, and which therapy to try. Of course, there are non-physical factors that may contribute to ED. Your doctor can help diagnose the source of your ED and prescribe the best treatment option for your needs. There is no need to suffer alone, treatment is available. Ask your physician if ED injection therapy is right for you.