understanding erectile dynsfunction

understanding erectile dynsfunction
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about 30 million men in the United States. ED is more common as men get older. Five percent of men that are 40-years-old or older have complete erectile dysfunction, and that number increases to 15 percent of men at age 70.

Even though ED becomes more common as men get older, growing old is not always the factor. Lifestyle choices contribute to ED, including being overweight and not exercising on a regular basis. Smoking, heavy drinking, and drug use are among other contributing factors.

There is also a correlation between ED and diabetes. Men with diabetes are two to three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction, but maintaining a proper blood sugar level can lower this risk. It’s important to note that any condition that affects the way blood flows through your body could lead to ED. This includes cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and kidney disease.

Always speak with your doctor if you think a prescription or over-the-counter drug may be causing erectile problems. ED can cause low self-esteem and depression so finding and treating the reason for ED is an important first step in getting one’s life back to normal.

ED Treatment Option – Bimix & Trimix Injectables

Most of the best-known treatments for ED work well and are safe, including oral medications, testosterone therapy and penile implants.

The staff at Valor Compounding Pharmacy produce customized medications for patients with unique health needs, including ED. Our pharmacists work with physicians to find the right balance and compounded formula that works best for you. The team is committed to the highest standards of quality in the compounding profession as demonstrated through the procedures they follow to make medications.

Valor carries commercially available, brand-name, ED injectables that can cost up to $50-$100 per dose (a single injection). Valor also compounds customized injectables that cost approximately $5-$15 per dose, which enable you and your doctor to find the precise, customized balance of drugs that works for you.

Sterile ED Injectable Prescriptions

Oral prescription treatments for ED are effective for some men, while others find success with medications that are injected directly into the penis when an erection is desired. This is the most direct route and highly effective. Valor specializes in sterile injectable prescriptions for ED, compounding custom formulation of two or more ingredients – alprostadil, papervine, and phentolamine. Each of these play a unique role in treating ED using two (“bimix”) or three (“trimix”) ingredients.

Valor has a Flat Rate Pricing Program to make the process easier for patients to obtain custom-made medications such as ED.

If you are currently under the care of a physician for ED treatment and are a new patient to Valor, simply call (510) 548-8777 to transfer your prescription, or you may submit your transfer online via our secure form.

If you are interested in starting ED treatment and would like a physician referral in your area, please call (510) 548-8777 to speak with a pharmacist.

If you are a current Valor patient, you may call or submit your refill online via our secure form. You may also request to have your prescription auto-refill on a regular schedule and we will proactively speak with your physician for you each time.​

About Valor Compounding Pharmacy

Valor Compounding Pharmacy™, Inc. is a multi-state licensed 503A facility housing both sterile and non-sterile laboratories, located in Berkeley, CA. Valor is a specialized pharmacy that makes custom medications to meet the unique needs of the individual patient. Our goal is to reinvent pharmacy from a reactive vendor to a proactive partner in patient health care. We do that by optimizing turnaround time, being data driven, and by reducing patient anxiety. Our focus is on non-sterile and sterile, hazardous and non-hazardous compounded medication, and we work with a network of providers, patients, health systems / institutions, and research scientists in multiple states in the United States.