Erectile dysfunction, or impotence in men, means the inability to attain an erection for sexual penetration or sexual satisfaction. The inability of attaining an erection can be very frustrating, not to mention embarrassing. This disorder mainly targets older men, as studies have shown that erectile dysfunction tendencies increase with age. According to a survey about 75 percent men over 70 years of age suffer from impotence. The percentage is insignificant for men under 25 years of age – i.e. less than 1 percent. Erectile dysfunction can be caused by psychological, neurological or vascular disorders; also it can be caused by the use of some drugs.
Caverject is a miracle medicine for men suffering from erectile dysfunction and can save them from humiliation and embarrassment in front of their sexual partner, thus ensuring sexual satisfaction. Caverject is an injectable drug for fast action, and starts to show results within 2-3 minutes of the injection. It is injected directly into the penis in an area known as corpus cavernosum (column of erectile tissue in penis).
Caverject was developed by the world-renowned company Upjohn (founded in 1886). The main ingredient in Caverject is alprostadil (in the naturally occurring form of prostaglandin) which works by relaxing the muscle tissue, increasing the blood flow in the tissue and therefore causing erection. Prostaglandin is known to increase blood flow in certain areas of the body by widening the blood vessels. Caverject has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is one of the most popularly used medicines for the treatment of erectile dysfunction as it has little or no side effects.
The effective dosage for Caverject ranges from 5mcg to 20mcg, which is determined by trained professionals for maximum efficiency of the drug. It should not be used more than three times in any given week, as it may cause adverse effects. Also, there should be a gap of at least 24 hours between consecutive doses. The erection usually lasts one hour, providing the consumer enough time to satisfy their sexual desires completely.