Although there are no precise treatments for Peyronies disease, some patients have found relief with some of the following medications. It should be noted that these medications will work for some and others will be left with no relief at all. Many doctors are not familiar with the treatments for Peyronies disease so it is vital that you seek a doctor who can assist you in developing the right treatment for you. There are many doctors that will use a method of hit and miss to treat the disease. With some patients this is the only way of knowing what will work and what will not.
Vitamin E – Used as an anti-oxidant and is helpful in the treatment of scars, a possible cause of Peyronies disease. Because vitamin E can be obtained without a prescription obtaining it should be easy. Remember taking too much vitamin E can cause other health problems.
Potaba – This is also called potassium Para amino benzoate. This should only be taken under the close supervision of a doctor as it can cause intestinal problems and must be taken in large doses of about 12 grams per day. To get around the stomach upset problem always take it with a full stomach and chase it with tomato juice.
Colchicine – This is a medication that has been used in the treatment of gout, a growth of crystallization of uric acid in the joints of the extremities. It is used as an anti-inflammatory and helps prevent the manufacturing of scar tissue. Not everyone can tolerate Colchicine as it causes severe diarrhea in a lot of people. Another side effect of Colchicine is hair loss.
Verapamil – This is a heart medication that was found to be helpful with softening calcium deposits found in Peyronies. These injections must be done over a long period of time. Remember not all doctors are skilled enough to correctly administer these injections. Botching these injections could cause more scarring thus worsening Peyronie’s.
Topical Verapamil – This is a compounded cream that can only be bought from PD labs of San Antonio as they hold the patent and anyone claiming to sell it is breaking the law. The 15% Topical Verapamil must be taken over a period of 1 year to see the best results. Some doctors are very skeptical on its value as a treatment for Peyronies because they believe that not enough Verapamil makes it to the Tunica Albuginea. Yet clinical studies done by PD labs show that topical Verapamil does work. To get this medication you need a prescription from a doctor who actually have heard of it. Also because this is a compounded medication most insurance companies wont cover it. Topical Verapamil will cost you about $250 per 30 day supply.
Collagenase – This is an experimental medication that contains enzymes that literally digests scars.
Erection Enhancers – Products like Viagra and alternatives like Vigrx can play a big role in keeping the penis oxygenated by increasing the blood flow. Also through harder erections it is believed that Peyronie’s scars through stretching could soften up.
cancer meds – The use of cancer meds such as Tamoxifen is thought by some doctors to offer some relief but no clinical studies have been done so far on its effects on the condition.
Extension devices– This is a treatment that relies on using a device like Proextender to stretch the scars of Peyronie’s thereby correcting the curvature.