Since the early 1980s, intracavernous pharmacotherapy (ICP) has been prescribed by physicians as the most effective and fast-acting treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE). It has a proven track record for being the most reliable way for men to achieve rigid and lasting erections. It is also especially helpful for men taking nitrates for chest pain who are unable to take erectile dysfunction pills.
Who Shouldn’t have Intracavernous Pharmacotherapy (ICP)?
Almost all men can use ICP for erectile dysfunction since it’s locally applied and doesn’t counteract with other medications. For safety purposes with all medications, you should consult a physician to evaluate if ICP is the best treatment for you.
Does ICP Help Men with Premature Ejaculation (PE)?
Intracavernous pharmacotherapy helps men overcome premature ejaculation. In fact erections subside only after the medication wears off allowing men to remain erected even after ejaculation in order to continue satisfying their partners. ICP injection allows men to achieve sexual satisfaction after repeated successful sexual encounter. It also helps them feel confident and dissipates their anxiety during sexual intercourse. The reduction in anxiety can help men completely overcome premature ejaculation even without the help of ICP.
Why Not Just Take Erectile Dysfunction Pills?
For about 30% of men who reported suffering from erectile dysfunction, pills aren’t an option as an ED treatment because it counteracts with their medications. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy has no counter actions and is locally applied so men can have it even under medication. According to the World Journal of Urology, ICP treatment is effective no matter what the cause of a particular patient’s ED, “erections were achieved in 97.2% of patients with neurogenic impotence [Erectile dysfunction caused by nerve problems], 81.6% of those with vascular impotence [blood flow-related] and 100% of patients with psychogenic [psychological ED] and hormonal impotence.”
Another reason why ICP is a popular alternative to pills is that it’s fast-acting. ED pills can take up to 30 minutes to produce an erection whereas ICP injections can have men ready for sex in as fast as 5 minutes. It allows for people to be spontaneous with their sexual encounters instead of waiting for the medication to take effect. Indeed, intracavernous pharmacotherapy is the key treatment for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
ICP has been the gold standard in treating hard to help ED cases for many years. New treatment options (like Shockwave Therapy and PRP administered in conjunction) are also showing promising results so you should always consult with an Urologist or ED specialists for your personal condition.