A penile injection, such as Caverject ®, containing Alprostadil can be a great alternative to Viagra ® and other pills. Like ED Pills, this medication is typically not covered by most insurance plans. This drug induces penile erection by relaxing certain muscles in the penis and widening blood vessels, which increases blood flow to the penis and helps to cause an erection. It’s onset of action is about 10 minutes and erections typically last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the dose used. When the effect of the Alprostadil wears off, blood flow returns to normal and the erection disappears.
Penile injections, such Caverject ® and penile suppositories are a more aggressive approach to addressing erectile dysfunction caused by neurogenic or vascular complications. The injections can be a great ® Viagra alternative and other pills because they work in 90% of men with erectile dysfunction, and they are also faster acting. After a penis injection, it takes only around 10 to 15 minutes to be fully erect. Having a wide range of dosing is an advantage that these penile injections offer over pills. If this sounds a little scary to you, dont't worry: If you go to a specialized Men's Clinic, convenient easy packaging may be available with a very small needle size and small syringe that is pre-filled to your dosing needs.