MUSE Therapy in Atlanta, GA

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If you have erectile dysfunction or ED, you can increase the blood flow to your penis with a suppository of Alprostadil. Known as MUSE (medicated urethral system for erection) therapy, the application of this medication via the urethra may give you the opportunity to increase your chances of having an erection. You can have a consultation with our board-certified urologist, Dr. Tariq Hakky, at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology for MUSE therapy and our other ED treatments we have available. MUSE therapy can be safely administered at home for an erection in 5 – 10 minutes that lasts about 30 minutes to an hour. If you are interested in learning more about MUSE therapy, please call and schedule an appointment at our Atlanta, GA office in the Buckhead district.

Best Candidates

Men who experience impotence are the best candidates for this suppository medication for ED. This medication is not to be used by men with healthy erections. The blood vessels in your penis will be affected by the medication in negative ways if you do not have ED.

You may not qualify for MUSE therapy if you:

  • Have Peyronie's disease or have a curvature to your penis
  • Have painful urination or trouble passing urine
  • Faint easily
  • Have cardiovascular disease (heart or blood vessel issues)
  • Have or had cancer (leukemia)
  • Have low blood pressure
  • Have high levels of red blood cells
  • Have thick blood, blood disorders, or abnormal bleeding

To qualify for this medication, you will need to have an evaluation and examination by Dr. Hakky before this is prescribed.

Treatment Technique

Once you have been prescribed the medication and instructed on how to apply the medication, you can self-administer the MUSE therapy in the comfort of your own home. If you and your partner are ready to engage in sexual activity, you should anticipate a 5 – 10-minute waiting period before the medication will begin to work. To apply the suppository, you will first need to use the bathroom and empty your bladder. With the full length of your penis at hand, insert the suppository into your urethra (head of your penis) as you have been directed. You may have to try several times to insert the MUSE (especially if there is pain). Then, you can press the applicator so that it delivers the medication into your urethra. It is also helpful to move your penis in your hand in a side-to-side motion so that the suppository comes out smoothly. Continue to massage your penis to help dissolve the medication. Do your best to get adequate blood flow to your pelvic area to assist in attaining an erection. You can discard the applicator once it has released the dose. You can only use 1 – 2 (single use applications) MUSE suppositories in a 24-hour timeframe. 

Intraurethral Gel Therapy

We can also offer our patients an intraurethral gel option for ED therapy. Instead of a suppository, you would inject a gel into the head of your penis with a needleless syringe with the dosage of ED medication needed before having sexual intercourse. You will prepare a syringe by taking off the cap and placing the applicator in the head of your penis. By pressing on the plunger of the syringe, you will release the gel into your penis.

What to Expect

In the event that you use too much medication by accidental overdose, you may experience priapism. This means that you could have a prolonged erection (even after ejaculation) that needs to be treated by a doctor immediately. Experiencing priapism can affect your ability to form an erection in the future.

Also, we advise that MUSE therapy does not act as a contraceptive nor a barrier for sexually transmitted diseases. You will need to protect you and your partner from the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases. Using a method of birth control should also be discussed and agreed upon if you do not wish to conceive a pregnancy. A protective barrier, such as a condom, should be worn if your female partner is already pregnant as the medication would interact with the baby and may cause birth defects (like low birth weight).

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If you would like to learn more about MUSE suppositories, please call our office in Atlanta, GA for an appointment. Dr. Hakky is always accepting new patients. This medication is available only for men who qualify for erectile disorder treatment. Schedule your consultation at Atlanta Cosmetic Urology today.

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