A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Viridal Duo?
Viridal Duo is a medication for adult males designed to help you get and maintain an erection. The medication is supplied intravenously via injection. The active ingredient in Viridal Duo is alprostadil, which is s type of medicine known as a prostaglandin.
How does Viridal Duo work?
Alprostadil acts in the same way as a naturally occurring chemical called prostaglandin E1, which is believed to widen some blood vessels by relaxing the thin layer of muscle in the vessel wall. Alprostadil, therefore, improves the blood flow to the penis, whilst causing blood to remain in the penis, thus facilitating the complex chain of reaction that leads to an erection.
How to administer Viridal Duo
Viridal Duo injections are injected directly into the penis. Your doctor will talk to you about the correct way to do this. It is very important to exactly follow the instructions given by your doctor those supplied with the Viridal Duo.
The dosage determines the length of the erection, which can vary between 2 and 15 minutes. Your doctor or pharmacist will calculate the right dosage for you.
Warning: this medicine should not be used more than once a day or for more than three times over a week.
If your erection lasts for more than four hours, you should seek medical advice as this is known as priapism. If medical treatment is not received within six hours, lasting damage can occur to the erectile tissues of the penis.
This medicine is solely for the use of achieving and maintaining an erection. It does not provide any protection against STDs or pregnancy.
Does Viridal Duo have any side effects?
Common side effects (affecting between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people) include:
- Burning sensation during or after the injection;
- A tense feeling in the penis;
- Fibrous tissue forming in in the penis after long-term use;
Uncommon side effects (between 1 in 100 and 1 in 1000 people) include:
- Bruising, bleeding, redness or swelling at the injection site;
- Haematoma at the injection site;
- Swollen foreskin.
Rare side effects (affecting between 1 in 1000 and 1 in 10,000 people) include:
- Low blood pressure;
- Allergic reactions.
When is it not safe to use Viridal Duo?
Viridal Duo should not be used to treat patients with:
- Medical issues in which sexual activity is inadvisable, such as severe heart disorders;
- Conditions in which there is an increased risk of priapism (prolonged erection) such as leukaemia, sickle cell disease or bone marrow cancer;
- A penis with a physical abnormality, for example, severe curvature, Peyronie's disease or significant scarring;
- An implant in their penis.
Viridal Duo is only for adult men and should never be used by women or children.
Viridal Duo is known is interact with certain medications so you must tell your doctor about your medical history.
Driving / Alcohol
There are no contraindications against driving or drinking alcohol whilst using Viridal Duo.