Intracavernosal Injections

What are Intracavernosal Injections?

Intracavernosal injections are medications which are injected directly into the cavernosal tissue of the penis to cause erections.

Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) is most commonly used initially and contains a form of Prostaglandin. It works by increasing the blood flow to your penis. The increased blood flowing into the penis is trapped in the spongy erectile tissue of the penis called the Corpora Cavernosa. When these chambers fill with blood they swell and cause an erection. The firmness and duration of the erection is dependent on the dosage given and is different for each patient.

What do I need to do before starting Intracavernosal Injections?

What happens on the day of your education session with the nurse?

What happens after this?

What are the side effects?

Is there anything else I need to know?