Axeman, not trying to start an argument, but about the % of patients experiencing pain from Caverject. I just got my first prescription filled for 40mcg Caverject. The Patient Instructions for Caverject, packaged inside the box, straight from the manufacturer, therefore a manufacturer printed insert states - quote:
"The most common side effect of CAVERJECT is mild to moderate pain after injection. about one-third of patients report this effect."
Straight from the horse's mouth. This statement, combined with the number of members here who report pain from Caverject makes the % well above less than 1% of patients your doctor states. Of course, the main thing is if it hurts when you take it, so if your Doc. prescribes it, then you will find out if you are a fortunate individual or one of the unlucky ones..lol I know of only one person here, out of several, who stated they didn't get pain or aching from Caverject. I hope your experience will be that also.
The rest of the guys:
One a side note, sometimes you get smiled on, sometimes frowned on. Today, I got smiled on. I had talked to a pharmacist over the phone, trying to find one with experience prescribing the powder form of Caverject. Seems the new guys aren't familiar, so I found a guy who had been practicing since the 50's who knew what I was talking about, as far as powder, reconstituting from dilutent and such. He ordered a vial of the 40 mcg powder for me, expected cost of $51.00. I picked it up today, and the vial order was actually 6 vials, cost $331.00. We ran my insurance just in case, and it accepted payment, less a $30 co-pay. Plus the dilutent Bacteriostatic water and a pack of 12 1/2 inch, 30 ga, 1cc syringes were included. Talk about being smiled on.....lol The Caverject still aches, but I am trying to tough it out, hoping my body will adjust to it. I keep reminding myself that it's for therepy now, not for pleasure, until I get back to the Doc. the end of March. I hope I can stay on this until then, then switch to a Bimix.
I had a bad result from my first attempt, resulting in aching and a 4 hr. erection that required Sudafed to reduce, using 10 mcg/.25 cc alprostadil. The next time, I tried 5 mcg/.125 cc and got a almost total failure. I got a little swelling and redness just behind the head, but no erection. The aching was still there, but reduced and it lasted about 1 1/2 hr. total. The difference from first to second time was a reduction of 50% strength and a 5/16 inch neeedle rather than a 1/2 inch needle.