Erectile dysfunction (ED) is estimated to affect 40% of men 40 years and older and approximately 70% of men aged 70 and older. In the United States there are between 15-30 million male patients who suffer from ED. Treatment with oral medications known as PDE-5 inhibitors (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) work for some patients. However some patients are unable to take these medications due to drug interactions, adverse effects, or a lack of efficacy.
Tri-Mix is an option for patients who are not candidates for oral treatment or for whom oral treatment is inadequate. Tri-Mix is a combination of phentolamine, papaverine, and alprostadil that is made into a sterile injectable that is injected directly into the shaft of the penis. The three active ingredients work in synergy to produce and maintain an erection. Fear of pain with self injection may discourage some men, however the majority of ED patients report the discomfort is minimal.
North Shore Pharmacy is a sponsor and partner of a great educational website; TRI-MIX INJECTION. For more information on several studies that have been performed with Tri-Mix, or more information click the link above. Tri-Mix injection can be formulated in many customized dosages and combinations. The Pharmacists' at North Shore Pharmacy will work together with your physician to customize a formula to meet specific patient needs.