What is Erectile Dysfunction?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. This can be caused by several factors, including health conditions, medication, and lifestyle choices.
If you are experiencing ED, it is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause. There are a variety of treatments available for ED, including oral medications, injections, and gels.
Bayview Pharmacy specializes in all Erectile Dysfunction services and formulations, such as oral treatments, Rapid Dissolve Tablets, injections, gels, and much more.
There are several reasons someone might suffer from erectile failure, and each case can be quite different. For some men, the root cause of their ED might be physical, while for others, it could be psychological.
No matter what the underlying cause is, though, there is help available in the form of customized ED medications from compounding pharmacies.
If you are looking for a customized treatment for your ED, Bayview Pharmacy can help. We offer various certain prescription medications and formulations to suit your individual needs.
Contact us today to learn more about our Erectile Dysfunction compounding services.
Treatment Options Available
There are a variety of treatment options available for men who experience erectile dysfunction. Some of the most common include oral treatments, injections, and gels. Bayview Pharmacy offers a wide range of treatments to meet the specific needs of each patient.
Regarding medications for erectile dysfunction, there are a few different routes you can take: oral, injections, or gels. Oral medications are taken in pill form, and they tend to be the most popular treatment option.
There are a variety of oral medications available, including Sildenafil (Viagra), Vardenafil (Levitra), and Tadalafil (Cialis).
Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, is a popular oral medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It increases blood flow to the penis, which helps men achieve and maintain an erection. Sildenafil is available in 20 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg doses.
Vardenafil is another drug therapy used to treat erectile dysfunction. It is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, which means it works by preventing the breakdown of cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).
This helps to increase blood pressure in the penis, which leads to an erection. Vardenafil is available in 10 mg and 20 mg doses.
Tadalafil, commonly known as Cialis, is a popular oral medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It increases blood flow to the penis, which helps men achieve and maintain an erection.
Tadalafil is a long-acting oral medication, meaning it remains in the body for up to 36 hours. This makes it a popular choice for men who need a longer-lasting treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Additionally, Tadalafil can be taken as needed, meaning it can be taken before sexual activity to help achieve an erection.
Rapid Dissolve Tablets™
If you have trouble swallowing pills or want to get the medication into your system as quickly as possible, rapid dissolve tablets may be a good option.
These tablets dissolve on your tongue and enter your bloodstream quickly. This means you don’t have to wait long for the medication to take effect.
Our Rapid Dissolve Tablets™ are made within the pharmacy by our experienced team of Pharmacists and Technicians with a proprietary formulation of the active ingredient (Sildenafil, Vardenafil, or Tadalafil) and other inactive ingredients.
The result is a product that dissolves rapidly on the tongue and enters the bloodstream quickly for faster relief from erectile dysfunction.
Rapid Dissolve Tablets™ is our most popular treatment option because it often has a quicker onset than generic tablets and may bring better results.
Vardenafil HCl Rapid Dissolve Tablets are available 20 mg doses.
If you’re looking for a more immediate solution, penile injections may be the way. The medication is injected directly into the penis, and it takes effect almost immediately. This treatment is ideal for men who have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection due to stress or anxiety.
These injections include Bi-Mix, Atropine Tri-Mix, Alprostadil, Tri-Mix, and Quad-Mix. These are all compounded in our state-of-the-art walk-in sterile laboratory by one of our experienced Pharmacists.
Bi-Mix is a medication injected directly into the penis to help treat erectile dysfunction. It is a compounded medication that includes two ingredients: alprostadil and papaverine. Alprostadil is a medication that helps increase blood pressure in the penis, while papaverine helps to keep the blood vessels open.
This combination of ingredients helps men achieve and maintain an erection. Additionally, Bi-Mix can be taken as needed, meaning it can be taken before sexual activity to have sufficient erectile function.
Here are the strengths available:
- Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
Alprostadil is a medication that helps increase blood flow to the penis, and Alprostadil is in a class of medications called vasodilators. It works by relaxing the muscles and blood vessels in the penis to keep enough blood in the penis so an erection can occur.
Here are the strengths available:
Tri-Mix is a compounded injection medication including three ingredients: alprostadil, papaverine, and phentolamine. This customized injection medication is similar to Bi-Mix but adds phentolamine.
Phentolamine given by injection causes blood vessels to expand, thereby increasing blood pressure. When injected into the penis (intracavernosal), it increases blood flow to the penis, which results in an erection.
Here are the strengths available:
- Alprostadil 5 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 10 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 20 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 20 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 30 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 30 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 40 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 40 mcg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
Quad-Mix is a custom-made injection therapy with four ingredients: alprostadil, atropine, papaverine, and phentolamine. This therapy is similar to Tri-Mix but adds Atropine to the formulation.
This is our most comprehensive Erectile Dysfunction injection therapy and should be used last if others are found not to be as effective.
Here are the strengths available:
- Alprostadil 20 mcg/Atropine 0.15 mg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 30 mcg/Atropine 0.15 mg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
- Alprostadil 40 mcg/Atropine 0.15 mg/Papaverine 30 mg/Phentolamine 2 mg/ml Injection Solution
ED troches are a type of medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. They are compounded in our various compounding laboratories by our team of pharmacists and technicians, and customized specially to your needs. They are available in various strengths and can be used as needed or on a regular basis.
ED troches are designed to be taken orally, usually 20-30 minutes before sexual activity. They should be allowed to dissolve under the tongue before swallowing.
Gels are another option for men who want a fast-acting treatment. These are a gel-like formulation specifically designed for application into the urethra, dispensed in syringes for precise and controlled administration, delivering medication or lubrication for targeted treatment of urethral conditions or facilitating certain medical procedures, ensuring accurate placement and optimal efficacy.
Urethral gels are usually applied 20-30 minutes prior to sexual activity.
Bi-Mix Urethral Gel
Bi-Mix Urethral Gel are available in these strengths:
Triple P Urethral Gel
Triple P Urethral Gel are available in these strengths:
- Alprostadil 250 mcg/Papaverine 7.5 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Urethral Gel
- Alprostadil 500 mcg/Papaverine 7.5 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Urethral Gel
- Alprostadil 750 mcg/Papaverine 7.5 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Urethral Gel
- Alprostadil 1000 mcg/Papaverine 7.5 mg/Phentolamine 1 mg/ml Urethral Gel
Penile implants are implanted devices for treating erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, ischemic priapism, deformity, and any traumatic injury of the penis, and for phalloplasty in men or phalloplasty and metoidioplasty in female-to-male gender reassignment surgery. A penile implant can also be used to treat severe cases of a condition that causes scarring inside the penis, leading to curved, painful erections (Peyronie's disease). An inflatable penile prosthesis can also be an effective treatment to keep an erection firm during sexual intercourse.
Testosterone therapy can help treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in two ways. First, testosterone replacement can help increase blood flow to the penis, which is necessary for an erection. Second, testosterone therapy can help improve the body’s response to sexual stimulation, making it easier to get and maintain an erection.
Testosterone therapy can have potential side effects, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits before starting treatment. Possible side effects include acne, increased hair growth, and mood changes. Testosterone therapy is not right for every man, so it’s important to talk to your doctor about whether it’s right for you.
How is ED Diagnosed?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the diagnosis of male sexual dysfunction can vary depending on the individual and their respective medical conditions. However, some of the most common ways to diagnose ED include taking a medical history and conducting a physical exam, as well as laboratory tests and imaging studies.
If you believe you may have ED, it is essential to see a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can often help resolve the problem before it becomes more serious. Blood tests and a physical examination may also be needed to treat ED.
Treatment for ED can vary depending on the underlying cause and health history. In some cases, such as with psychological causes, counseling and therapy may be effective. Other times, prescription medication or surgery may be necessary. Regardless of the treatment approach, it is important to work with a doctor to find the best solution for you.
Men with heart disease or cardiovascular disease are more likely to experience ED because of damage to the blood vessels and nerves necessary for an erection. When blood pressure to the penis is restricted, it can be difficult to get and keep an erection.
High Blood Pressure
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common medical condition that can lead to several serious health problems, including heart disease and stroke. In addition to its other harmful effects, hypertension can cause erectile dysfunction (ED).
There are several ways in which hypertension can contribute to ED. For example, high blood pressure can damage the arteries and cause them to narrow, reducing the amount of blood that flows to the penis. This can make it difficult or impossible to achieve an erection. Additionally, hypertension can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries, making them less flexible and more likely to narrow or block completely. This can lead to reduced penile blood flow and impaired erectile function.
Kidney diseases can have a significant effect on erectile dysfunction. When the kidneys are not functioning properly, they cannot remove wastes and toxins from the blood. This can cause fluid to build up in the tissues, including the penis. The extra fluid can interfere with the ability to get and maintain an erection.
Vascular disease is a condition that affects the blood vessels. When the blood vessels become damaged or diseased, it can affect different body parts. This can include the heart, brain, and even the penis.
When the blood vessels in the penis are damaged, it can lead to problems with erections. This is because the blood vessels are responsible for delivering blood to the penis, which is necessary for an erection. If there is damage to the blood vessels, then it can make it difficult or impossible for an erection to happen.
There are several different types of vascular diseases that can affect the penis. These include:
This is a condition where plaque builds up inside the arteries. This can reduce the amount of blood that flows to the penis, leading to problems with erections.
This is where the blood vessels in the fingers and toes spasm and constrict. This can reduce blood flow to the penis, which can cause problems with getting and maintaining an erection.
This condition is where veins in the penis become weak and allow blood to leak out. This can cause an erection to go down quickly, making it difficult to maintain an erection.
What Is Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer can have a significant effect on erectile dysfunction (ED), research suggests. The prostate is a gland that is located just below the bladder in men and surrounds the urethra. It helps produce semen. Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate start to grow out of control. This can cause problems with urine flow, bowel movement, and sexual function.
One of the most common symptoms of prostate cancer is difficulty urinating. This can be due to cancer pressing on the urethra and making it difficult to pass urine. In some cases, prostate cancer may also block the flow of urine from the bladder. This can lead to a build-up of urine in the bladder and cause UTIs (urinary tract infections) and other complications.
Prostate cancer can also cause ED. This may be due to the cancerous cells blocking the flow of blood to the penis or because of damage to nerves and muscles that are involved in erection. Treatment for prostate cancer, such as radiation therapy or surgery, can also cause ED.
When someone is experiencing relationship problems, it can be one of the leading causes of erectile dysfunction. This is because when someone is stressed, their body releases a hormone called cortisol. This hormone can interfere with the production of serotonin, which controls appetite and mood. When there is not enough serotonin being produced, it can lead to both anxiety and depression. These are all common symptoms of ED.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is ED normal?
This is a question that many men may ask themselves at some point in their lives. While no one answer fits everyone, there are a few things to consider when trying to answer this question. Ultimately, whether or not ED is considered "normal" depends on the individual. Some men may view ED as a normal part of aging, while others may find it to be a frustrating and embarrassing condition. It is important to remember that there is no right or wrong answer here - only what works best for you.
What causes ED?
There are many potential causes of ED, including physical and psychological factors. The most common physical causes include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. These conditions can lead to problems with blood flow, which can affect erectile function. Psychological factors can also play a role, such as stress, anxiety, and depression.
Is it permanent?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the permanence of ED depends on various factors. However, in general, ED is considered a permanent condition. This means that, for most people, there is no cure for ED, and it must be managed on an ongoing basis.
How do I know if I have erectile dysfunction?
There are a few ways to know if you have ED. One way is to look at your symptoms. If you have trouble getting or keeping an erection, this is a sign that you may have ED. You may also have ED if you cannot reach orgasm or lose interest in sex.
Another way to find out if you have ED is to take a quiz. There are quizzes available online that can help you determine whether or not you have the condition. Lastly, you can see a doctor and get tested for ED.
How is it treated?
There are a variety of treatments for ED, including oral medications, injections, and penile implants. Some men also benefit from counseling or behavioral therapy.
Can ED devices help?
Yes, ED devices can help with ED. Devices that are placed at the base of the penis can help to keep blood in the penis, resulting in an erection. Penis pumps are also found to be effective for some individuals.
Are ED exercises helpful?
Yes, ED exercises are practical. When you do them regularly as part of an overall healthy lifestyle, they can help improve your sexual function and performance. In addition to the health benefits they provide, these exercises also give you more confidence in bed and make you feel better about yourself.
Can ED cause infertility?
Yes, erectile dysfunction can lead to infertility. ED can prevent the penis from getting hard enough to have intercourse and cause semen to be released prematurely. Both of these issues can make it difficult or impossible for a man to conceive a child with his partner.
Your Erectile Dysfunction Compounding Pharmacy of Choice
If you're looking for a compounding pharmacy to help you with your ED, look no further than our team at Bayview Pharmacy. We have years of experience in the field and know how to create custom solutions to help you get back to enjoying life. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you!