Non-Surgical Treatments | Penile Injections

Non-Surgical Treatments | Penile Injections

Non-Surgical Treatments | Penile Injections

With penile injections or injection therapy, a small needle is used to inject medication directly into the base of the penis. The medication allows increased blood to flow into the penis, creating an erection. Many men find this method effective, but the idea of regular injections can be difficult to accept. Injections can be used if oral medicines don’t work or can’t be used.75

How it works31

A man is required to self-inject medication directly into corpora cavernosa, the "cave-like body" of the penis which is one of a pair of sponge-like regions of erectile tissue containing most of the blood in the penis during an erection. An erection will onset within 5 to 20 minutes after the injection.

Features and Benefits

The features and benefits of penile injections include:76

  • High efficacy rate
  • Effective at providing erections in patients with nerve damage
  • Dose of medication tailored to each patient and the severity of their ED

Risks and Side Effects

The most common side effects of penile injection therapy are:31,41

  • Penile pain
  • Penile fibrosis or scar tissue
  • Priapism, defined as a persistent and painful or a prolonged erection
  • Blood collection under the skin at injection site

The most common reasons for discontinuation of penile injection therapy are: 41,78

  • Unsatisfactory erections
  • Pain
  • Dislike of injections

Patient Satisfaction

In a study with 50 men,


reported success with penile injections79

60% of users

continued with injection treatment79

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Treatment options range from counseling, to non-surgical treatments like oral medication, vacuum erection devices and penile injections, to longer lasting surgical solutions like penile implants.

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