What To Expect From Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel
It is important to understand that there are no "quick fix" treatments for Peyronie's disease. This is because remodeling tissue is a slow process. Patients should expect to use Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel for a minimum of six months and should realistically expect to use the medication for 9 to 12 months to complete their treatment. Patients who are experiencing painful erections typically see this as the first symptom to be resolved, usually within 90 days. Also by 90 days, patients typically can feel a reduction or softening of the plaque. Once the plaque has started to remodel, the curvature and deformities begin to decrease. Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel is not a life long treatment and it is not necessary to use the medication periodically as a maintenance or preventative treatment.
What Happens If I Am Not Getting Better?
As with any medication, Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel will not help everyone; however, PDLabs wants to make every effort to maximize the results patients receive. Patients that are not responding tend to fall into one of two categories. First are patients that do not improve at all and patients that have responded but seem to have reached a plateau and no longer improving. All patients are started on a regimen of one dose twice a day since this is effective for the majority of patients. If you are not responding at this dose, a PDLabs pharmacist will contact your doctor to discuss alternative doses that have proven effective in other patients that might be appropriate for you.
The most common side effect reported with Transdermal Verapamil 15% Gel, affecting 3-5% of patients, is varying degrees of skin irritation. Some patients using the medication for the first time may experience mild itching/irritation during the first few days of treatment. This is normal and usually resolves within 3-4 days. Other patients may experience more severe skin irritation, including itching, burning, redness, or swelling. More persistent or severe irritation can usually be treated with over-the-counter topical corticosteroids such as 1% hydrocortosone or with Aquaphor® to treat the dryness of the affected skin. Based on the individual symptoms, PDLabs will work with the patient and prescribing physician to determine the best course of treatment to resolve irritation.