There was one study that was performed in Iran with questions as to the validity of the results. Therefore, since this is the only published study examining Co-Q10, no recommendations can be made. One thing that is clear though, is that there does not appear to beRead more →
With respect to the L-arginine, the recommended dosing has been 1000 mg twice per day, but this is not based on any type of well-controlled trial. There are no reports of taking Cialis with L-arginine causing low blood pressure, but this is a possible side effect.Read more →
There is no evidence that taking vitamin C would contribute to developing Peyronie’s disease. In fact, there is really no evidence that any oral agents, supplements, or drugs are known to cause Peyronie’s disease.Read more →
To my knowledge, there is no evidence that taking calcium, as a supplement would encourage calcification of a Peyronie’s plaque. This calcification of plaque is likely a genetically governed process, which is unlikely altered by taking extra calcium or no calcium at all.Read more →
It may be that you have an early form of Peyronie’s disease, which is either spontaneously recovering which occurs in less than 10% of cases, or may be responding to the oral and topical medicines that you are using. Unfortunately, there is very little evidence that vitaminRead more →
Vitamin E may be used on a daily basis, but not more than 400 mg. Again there is no evidence that vitamin E truly benefits Peyronie’s disease, but it may have some potential benefits as an antioxidant and to prevent prostate disease, in particular prostate cancer.Read more →
This is a good question, as collagenase is an enzyme which breaks down collagen which is the primary component of a Peyronie’s plaque. Collagenase has been studied since the early 1980s. Recently there has been increased interest in the use of collagenase as a treatment for Peyronie’sRead more →
No. There is no evidence that topical verapamil has any proven benefit. The only study, which has been done by a group independent from the manufacturer, demonstrated no evidence of penetration of the topical verapamil gel into the underlying plaque tissue. Therefore, until properly performed and validatedRead more →
I’m a 57 year old physician with an inflammatory plaque in my mid shaft of the penis but no curvature yet. I’ve been using Caverject for about 5 years with no side effects and had some penile trauma about 2 months ago. I’m currently taking vitamin E daily and ibuprofen without any results yet. Would a trial of ultrasound therapy be worth considering?
There is no long-term data on ultrasound therapy and no study done in a randomized, controlled fashion.Read more →
I have been diagnosed with PD by a urologist 3 months ago. I am 59. He has prescribed 800 IU of vitamin E daily & also Infam-away (a hi-potency enzyme formula) capsules 6 daily on a empty stomach. Nothing has helped after taking these medicines for 3 months. Erections are very painful and curvature has developed to the left. An indentation about 1 inch below the glans has also developed. He has basically told me that there is nothing else he can do. My primary care physician admits that this is a disease that not much is known as to the whys and what will work to help the pain and hopefully stop or reverse the curvature which at present is 30-40%. I was given a pain killer to help especially if erections get too painful. Are there any over-the-counter or on the internet medicines that may help?
There are no known over-the-counter products of benefit in Peyronie’s disease. Most urologists know little about this condition and are generally not completely up-to-date on treatments and we suggest that you seek out a Peyronie’s disease expert for evaluation and a discussion of treatments.Read more →