Viagra Cream Could Prove Safer Than Pills

The Journal of Sexual Medicine has reported on research into a new cream that can carry the Viagra drug through the skin. The New York medical community predicts that for many people it will be a safer option than taking erectile dysfunction pills.

The new invention is actually a cream that allows the Viagra drug to be carried through and absorbed when applied directly to the skin. The same cream could also be used to carry Levitra and Cialis. It works by storing the drug in tiny capsules within the cream that pass through the skin.

Results so far suggest that the cream has a dual impact, as there are fewer side-effects and it can also significantly speed up the action of the drug. Unfortunately for consumers, the cream still requires another 10 years of research and tests before it becomes available.

Side-effects of Viagra and other Erectile Dysfunction Pills

Common side effects of taking Viagra and other drugs include:


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  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Upset stomach
  • High risk to stroke victims
  • High risk to people with heart problems

How the Cream Will Work

The cream will confine the active ingredients of the drug to the genital area, which should reduce the digestive problem and the headaches. The drugs will not be circulating around the body and should not affect the heart or the brain either.

“The response time to the nanoparticles was very short, just a few minutes, which is basically what people want in an erectile dysfunction medication”. Dr Kelvin Davies

The scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, in New York, managed to inject the drug into nanoparticles, which can pass through the skin.

So far studies have been restricted to rats, but soon the product will be ready for human trials. However, it could be a decade before it is approved for human use.

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