Impotence: treatment by autoinjection of vasoactive drugs.Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987; 295 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.295.6598.595 (Published 05 September 1987) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1987;295:595
- G Williams,
- M J Mulcahy,
- E A Kiely
One hundred and twenty five men with psychogenic or organic impotence used autoinjection of the penile corpora cavernosa with either papaverine or papaverine and phentolamine for a mean period of 10.5 months (range 1-24 months) to achieve penile erection for sexual intercourse. Prolonged (over four hours) painless erection resulted from 34 of the 3513 self administered injections. This seems to be a highly effective approach to treating impotence irrespective of the aetiology.