Advantages of Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
The most important advantage to Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel is that it is non-invasive. This eliminates the possibility of worsening your condition as often happens with invasive treatments.
Due to the density of the plaque, injection therapies such as verapamil, corticosteroid, and interferon injections are unable to effectively dispense enough medication to the entire primary plaque in one injection. Therefore, multiple injections must be made which may cause additional trauma to the surrounding tissue and worsen the condition. Additionally, since injection therapy only pinpoints the palpable plaque, any non-palpable plaque in the penile shaft is left untreated, resulting in a less effective treatment.
Iontophoresis (electromotive) treatment, like injections, only pinpoints the palpable plaque. Any non-palpable plaque of the penile shaft is left untreated, resulting in a less effective treatment. This treatment is typically not recommended in more severe cases.
Surgery poses risk of additional trauma to penile tissue and is only able to remove the primary plaque; any other fibrosis in the shaft is left untreated. Surgery can have negative post-operative side effects, including significant decrease in penile length and/or girth, erectile dysfuntion, or the return of the condition.
Oral medications (vitamin E, colchicine, para-amino benzoate (Potaba®), etc.) are unable to sufficiently concentrate in the plaque due to systemic absorption and metabolization in the first pass through the liver.