lat updated March 18, 2019
Verapamil hydrochloride is a heart drug. A calcium channel blocker.
It was designed to relax the heart muscles and the blood vessels. It has not been approved by the FDA for straightening a bent penis caused by Peyronies disease.
Specifically, verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure, angina, and certain heart rhythm disorders.
It was never designed to be used to for Peyronies disease. Although, it can be beneficial in combination with Penis Traction Therapy (PTT).
However, PTT alone can fix a bent penis caused by Peyronies disease. And, PTT is FDA approved for this purpose.
This drug was never designed for Peyronies Disease. However, it is used for that purpose as well as it’s designed use: heart disease.
Verapamil hydrochloride has been found mildly effective in reducing the pain and curvature associated with Peyronies Disease.
But, it has never been found really effective in straightening a bent or curved penis due to Peyronies.
In fact it has been found, at best, to be only about 30% effective.
That means it may stop the pain from your bent penis, make it somewhat straighter, but it won’t really straighten it out effectively.
For penis curvature, it is administered by injection.
If you took it orally, you would need 50 to 100 times the safe level.
So, for this type of scar/plaque problem it is injected directly into
the scar or plaque in your penis.
There is also a topical gel available that relieves pain, but has no effect on curvature.
The gel is only available by prescription.
It seems to be as effective as the injection for reducing the pain of severe Peyronies Disease. And, the gel does not have the invasive scarring effect of injections that may lead to further bending later.
It is, however, not FDA approved for Peyronies disease.
The gel form has shown to give some relief of the condition. Primarily pain relief. But, has not shown to be effective in actually allowing erections to become straight again.
And, you can still have all the unpleasant side effects (listed below) from the gel.
We somehow want to believe that drugs will cure everything right away.
Sometimes they can be very ineffective and have terrible side effects.
And, often there are methods that are far better than drugs for correcting some conditions.
This especially applies to a bent or curved penis.
The method that had been clinically proven to be superior to anything else for Safety and Effectiveness in straightening a curved penis is correct penis traction.
Verapamil hydrochloride was studied in a long term single blind test by doctors J. Rehman, A. Benet and A. Melma.
They reported on a group of patients who were given injections every week for a period of 6 months.
57% had a decrease in plaque. ED was improved in 47%. 28% had a bit less curvature.
They concluded that it works best in men with less than 30% curvature.
30% is a small enough curvature that it usually is not even worth bothering with because it does not interfere with sexual intercourse.
They also stated not all patients will respond to these treatments.
reference: Rehman J, Benet A, Melman A.: Use of intralesional verapamil to dissolve Peyronie's disease plaque: a long-term single-blind study. Urology 1998; 51: 620-626.
Are there a lot of possible side effects from using Verapamil injections or the topically applied gel?
Here’s a dandy list of what you may experience if you use it:
Now, considering the fact that
you do not need Verapamil
to straighten a bent or curved penis,
when you consider the fact that you can fix your curved penis Safely, Effectively and Easily without it, do you really still “want to try” it?
The title of this article sums up the story here:
"Why Use Verapamil When You Don’t Need It?"
- Why use verapamil when it has shown to be not really effective for penis straightening?
Actually, none of the current drugs have been found more than 35% effective in straightening a bent or curved penis caused by Peyronies Disease.
The clinically proven
method for straightening this type of bent penis, medically endorsed and recommended in 29 countries worldwide, has been proven to be correct penis traction.
If you know me at all, you know that I believe you should save the drugs for when they are absolutely necessary.
Does it make any sense to use it for your curved penis?