What is Viridal Duo?
Viridal Duo is an alprostadil injection for men with erectile dysfunction. It’s quite similar to Caverject, but the way you prepare the injection is slightly different. Because it’s an injection, it’s intended for men who can’t use oral tablets like Viagra, or who’ve tried these and found that they haven’t worked.
It’s called Viridal Duo because there are two chambers in the injection - one containing powder and another containing liquid that mix together to make the injectable solution.
How does Viridal Duo work?
The active ingredient in Viridal Duo is alprostadil. Alprostadil is a drug that helps to dilate blood vessels, and this helps to improve circulation to the penis.
In men with ED, blood can’t flow into the penis as easily, and it’s this that prevents an erection. There are lots of reasons why this can happen. Stress, anxiety, poor lifestyle or an underlying medical condition can all be possible causes.
When more blood can get into the penis, it helps you to have stronger erections that last for longer.
You should inject Viridal Duo right before engaging in sexual activity. After an injection, you should develop an erection that’s firm enough for sex within 15 minutes. You may have an erection in a much quicker 5 minutes.
How well does Viridal work?
Alprostadil medications, like Viridal Duo, are highly effective treatments for erectile dysfunction. A study of the effects of injectible alprostadil in men with ED found that it produced sufficient erections for nearly 90% of men who took it.
Viridal Duo may work well for you if you haven’t had success when using oral treatments for ED, like Sildenafil. It can also be helpful for you if you can’t take drugs like these because you’re on a medication that could interact with them, or you have a medical condition that makes them unsuitable.
In men with ‘neurogenic ED’ (erectile dysfunction caused by a neurological condition like diabetic neuropathy or multiple sclerosis) alprostadil is estimated to have a 73% success rate.