If you are troubled with erectile dysfunction (ED), talk to your doctor about a prescription for Edex. If it is found that your health is such that your doctor is certain Edex can help you achieve and retain an erection, you will receive instructions on where and how to inject Edex in the privacy of your own home. Once you are certain on the proper administration technique, you can inject Edex 5 to 20 minutes before sexual intercourse.
Edex’s active ingredient Alprostadil is a vasodilator medication that is effective at helping you and your partner enjoy a satisfying sex life. Edex mimics the naturally occurring substance produced in your body called prostaglandin E1 (PE1). This starts the chemical flow that normally causes an erection because of signaling from your brain. The smooth muscles of your penis relax, allowing a better blood flow that is needed to produce an erection.
Due to the manner in which Edex works, there is no need for an intact nervous system between your brain and your penis. This means Edex may work for men with a spinal cord injury or nerve damage around the prostate, as well as men with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, or coronary artery disease.
Erectile dysfunction can be devastating for men and many are too embarrassed to talk to a doctor about this medical condition. That is what doctors are there for, to listen and help solve your health problems. You will be given your first dose of Edex in your doctors’ office in order to demonstrate the proper way to inject it into your penis. Your spouse or partner may also want to learn how to inject Edex as well. You should not adjust the dosage without confirmation from your doctor to do so. If your erection has lasted for 6 hours or more, you should seek medical help right away as this can result in damage to the penile tissue.
Discuss other health conditions you have and inform your doctor of any current over the counter or Rx medications you are taking, including herbal or homeopathic remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will allow your doctor to determine whether it is safe for you to inject Edex. Regular physical exams should be carried out to make certain that you are healthy enough for sexual relations.
If the needle breaks when injecting Edex, grasp the broken end, remove it carefully, and then see your doctor. If the broken portion of the needle cannot be seen, seek medical assistance right away to have it taken out. You may bleed a small amount after the injection of Edex; pressure should be applied for at least 5 minutes to stop the bleeding and this will reduce any bruising. Because the injection site may be prone to bleeding, it is possible to transmit blood-borne diseases to or from your partner so it’s advisable to use a condom during intercourse.