male menopause, andropause, male sexual dysfunction information

What is Invicorp?

Invicorp is a prescription-only treatment for erectile dysfunction. It is supplied as ampoules for injection and each ampoule contains 25 micrograms of Aviptadil (vasoactive intestinal polypeptide) and 2mg of phentolamine mesilate.

What are the key benefits of Invicorp?

Invicorp can even be effective when other treatments have failed- 73% of men who have failed to get an erection with other treatments found Invicorp effective. It has been shown to work no matter what the cause of erectile dysfunction (e.g. blood vessel disease, diabetes and problems with nerves to the penis). Clinical trials in over 1500 patients have shown that Invicorp is effective and safe when used as directed.

Common side effects (expected in 1 to 10 out of 100 patients):

  • Flushing of the face and upper part of the body
  • Bruising around the injection site. You can lower the risk of bruising by avoiding injecting Invicorp into a visible vein.

Licenced in the US only for treatment of premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (low sex drive). Significantly higher rate of a meaningful benefit in the treatment group over placebo (dummy tablet).

Common side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbance

Mild and generally settled with treatment.

Drinking alcohol with it is contraindicated can result in severe lowering of blood pressure.

Not yet available in the clinic.

“It is grumpy old man syndrome,” says Dr Doug Savage, a GP who works out of the private Centre for Men’s Health in Manor Place. “But it’s alarming how many people are unaware of the condition – and that’s including GPs and other health professionals. Yet treating TDS can affect men’s health so positively it’s shocking it’s not more well known.”

Read the full article on the Edinburgh Evening News.

This condition is common, and has traditionally been difficult to treat. The drug Bupropion is now available through the clinic. This drug has been prescribed quite frequently by sexual medicine specialists in the USA for a number of years but rarely in the UK.

There has however been a recent research study which has shown very impressive benefits, summarised as follows; the “thoughts/desire” score more than doubled in patients treated with Bupropion. 71.8% of patients were definitely satisfied with the efficacy of their treatment. After 12 weeks of treatment 78.1% were wishing to continue therapy.

Bupropion is not available on prescription for this purpose from your GP.

Increasing evidence that having a low level of testosterone is not just bad for your sex life but also increases the chance of serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

In addition, should you develop prostate cancer it is likely to be a much more serious and aggressive form, when compared with men who have normal levels of testosterone.