Alprostadil is in short supply (Caverinject, Muse, Vitaros).
Alprostadil is a vasodilator which should give you an erection, even without nerves or arousal, and it will last until the drug disperses. Is that what was intended, maybe for penile rehabilitation?
The cream is also known as Vitaros. It is applied to the glans (or sometimes into the urethra opening). It doesn't generate particularly good erections, often not good enough for penetration, but maybe OK for masturbation. The reason is the alprostadil mainly goes into the corpus spongiosum surrounding the ureathra, rather than the main erectile body, the corpus cavernosa. The corpus spongiosum becomes erect to protect the urethra from being squashed flat during ejaculation, and also swells the glans during stimulation. It's a separate blood system from the corpus cavernosa, the main penile erectile bodies, although some will diffuse into the corpus cavernosa.
Even supposing you can get it, you may have to fight with your GP to get more than 4 per month. That's the max they should supply for sex, but you should explain you haven't been prescribed it for sex (at least, that's what I'm presuming), but for penile health, although I must admit I haven't heard of it being prescribed for this before.
Edited by member 08 Oct 2019 at 19:25
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