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Vitaros Cream (Alprostadil)

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Vitaros cream (also referred to as 'alprostadil cream') is an ED treatment that is used to help treat erectile dysfunction in men. This penis cream contains the active ingredient alprostadil which works to relax the blood vessels in the penis, increasing blood flow and helping men to get and keep an erection. When using Vitaros, men can give their sex lives the little extra boost they may need.

  • Penis cream used to treat erectile dysfunction
  • Easily applied using the AccuDose container
  • Quick acting and long-lasting
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Vitaros

Vitaros cream is a prescription medication that is used by men that are suffering from the health condition erectile dysfunction. The active ingredient in this erectile dysfunction medication is called alprostadil.

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Penis Cream

This penis cream is used to help men to get and keep a healthy erection when they need it, to assist in vaginal penetration. Vitaros is in a cream form, making it different from other erectile dysfunction medications (PDE5 Inhibitor) available in ED tablets form such as Viagra (sildenafil), Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil), Cialis Daily, Viagra Connect, Eropid (sildenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil). This topical cream form of Alprostadil is a better suited ED treatment for patients who prefer not to take oral medication for their erection issues. Speak to a healthcare professional if you feel that Vitaros cream (Alprostadil) could be a suitable solution for you.

Overview of Vitaros Cream (Alprostadil)

Treatment for:Erectile Dysfunction
Type of drug:Prostaglandins
Prescription or over-the-counter:Prescription-only medication
Branded or generic:Branded Alprostadil
Active ingredient:Alprostadil
Dosages available:1 applicator
Time to start working:5-30 minutes
Common side effects include:Pain, itching, tenderness, tingling, throbbing, swelling, inflammation, irritation, mild burning

Alprostadil

Alprostadil is the active ingredient that is used in Vitaros. It is a medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction that belongs to a class of medications known as prostaglandins - specifically prostaglandin E1 (PGE1). Prostaglandins are naturally occurring compounds that play many roles in the human body including in inflammation and blood flow in a blood vessel. Alprostadil functions as a vasodilator, expanding blood vessels to facilitate improved blood flow to the penis, to help men get an erection.

How do Alprostadil cream and an Alprostadil Injection compare?

Method of Alprostadil UseHow to AdministerDosageFrequency of UseAdditional Notes
Alprostadil InjectionA medical professional will administer the first injection at the base of the penis, and guide you on how to do it yourself at home. Inject in different areas to prevent skin issues or bruises at the injection site.Begin with a small dose and only increase it as per the doctor's advice.Limit injections to once daily, and a maximum of three times a week.
Alprostadil CreamApply the cream on the top of the penis, around the urethra using the AccuDose container. A medical professional will guide you on how to use the topical cream for the first time, so that you can use it at home later.The cream comes in a one-use container with a strength of 300 micrograms.Do not exceed one dose per day or three doses per week.If your partner is pregnant, it is advised to use a condom during sex to prevent any harm to them or the baby.

Vitaros cream uses the active ingredient alprostadil. When the cream is applied to the skin on the tip of the penis, using the Vitaros AccuDose container, it works to help relax the blood vessels in the area. This ED cream will increase blood flow and help a man to achieve and maintain a healthy erection. The ingredient does this by directly stimulating the production of cyclic AMP, a molecule that smooths muscle tissue and promotes the widening of the blood vessels. 

It is relatively simple to use Vitaros cream to achieve the desired results. You can find instructions on the patient information leaflet included with the medication, or you can follow the following instructions:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water
  2. Apply the contents of the Vitaros AccuDose container onto the tip of your penis
  3. Massage the cream into the head and shaft of your penis
  4. Ensure you wait around 5 to 30 minutes before engaging in sexual activity

For more information on Alprostadil / Vitaros cream please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.

The effectiveness of Vitaros cream will depend on a number of factors including the severity and underlying cause of the user's erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that Vitaros varies in effectiveness for different men, however, the majority notice a definite improvement in their medical condition and sexual health after using the cream, helping them to overcome their sexual dysfunction issues. 

You should only ever use your medication as directed by your healthcare provider. The recommended frequency of use for Vitaros is no more than two to three times per week, leaving at least 24 hours between applications. Using the medication more than this will increase the risk of experiencing side effects. 

The correct dosage of Vitaros will depend on a number of different factors including the severity of the user's erectile dysfunction, the user's age, medical history and the instructions provided to the user by their healthcare provider. 

It is important to talk to your healthcare provider before using any medications to ensure that they are suitable for you. Some medications that may interact include nitrates, alpha-blockers, some HIV medications, some hair loss treatment medications and certain blood pressure medications. 

Vitaros Cream Side Effects

Like all other prescription medications, Vitaros can come with some side effects. There are more common side effects and some rarer side effects. The most common side effects of Vitaros/Alprostadil are:

  • Penis pain
  • Redness or irritation of the penis
  • Itching of the penis
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Painful erection

To avoid any issues when using this ED cream ensure that you consult a health care professional prior to starting the treatment. This consultation is a vital step if you suffer from pre-existing medical conditions that you are currently taking alternative medication for (e.g. high blood pressure, weight loss, prostate cancer, hair loss etc). Additionally, should you experience any common side effect when using Alprostadil cream, you should seek immediate professional medical advice.

It is generally not recommended to drink alcohol while you are using Vitaros. Consuming alcohol can increase the risk of certain side effects including dizziness, lightheadedness and low blood pressure. Alcohol consumption can also decrease sexual performance during sexual intercourse and can actually worsen erectile dysfunction.

At UK Meds there are a number of different erectile dysfunction treatment options that you can explore as an alternative ED treatment, typically in a tablet form. From big brand names such as Cialis and Viagra to generic medications such as sildenafil and tadalafil, there is sure to be an ED medication to suit every man (a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist can advice you on the best course of erectile dysfunction treatment for you, whether that be Vitaros Alprostadil cream or an alternative course of treatment, such as a PDE5 inhibitor like Viagra or Cialis.

Vitaros Cream Reviews

Here are some reviews from real Vitaros users:

“Erection usually last 2 - 3 hours and I am able to perform multiple times in that time period. Highly recommend."

“Wonderful medicine. It gives me rock hard erection lasting one to one and a half hours.”

To read more reviews from users who have used Vitaros (Alprostadil) as a treatment for their sexual dysfunction issues please visit drugs.com

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Buy Alprostadil

You can purchase Vitaros (alprostadil) online from UK Meds. All you need to do is select your medication, complete our free online consultation form and, when approved, select your delivery method to get the Vitaros penis cream you need delivered right to your door for when you need it. 

Yes, it is legal to purchase Vitaros online when shopping online with UK Meds. All of the medication we provide is 100% genuine and is dispensed by registered UK pharmacies. For prescription-only medications, such as Alprostadil erectile dysfunction cream you will need to complete our free online consultation form to ensure that Vitaros is right for you.

Vitaros Cream Boots

Yes. At the time of writing, Vitaros cream is available at Boots. However, should you wish to purchase Vitaros (alprostadil) at a better price, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you purchase multiple Vitaros penis cream applicators at UK Meds, you can benefit from further savings!

Vitaros Cream Amazon

No. At the time of writing, Vitaros cream is not available at Amazon. However, should you wish to purchase Vitaros (alprostadil), you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you purchase multiple Vitaros penis cream applicators at UK Meds, you can benefit from further savings!

Vitaros Cream Superdrug

Yes. At the time of writing, Vitaros cream is available at Superdrug. However, should you wish to purchase Vitaros (alprostadil) at a better price, you can do so at UK Meds. Additionally, if you purchase multiple Vitaros penis cream applicators at UK Meds, you can benefit from further savings!

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Scott Weaver

Medical Content Writer • Bachelor of Arts Degree

Scott is an experienced, skilled content writer dedicated to creating helpful and accessible medical content for UK Meds.

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With a decade of experience in the NHS and six years internationally, Alexis is a seasoned General Practitioner hailing from Turks and Caicos.

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