Vitaros cream is a prescription only medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction. The cream itself contains alprostadil, which is an active ingredient and classified as prostaglandin. This means that the way it works is by dilation or widening of the blood vessels to increase blood flow. When applied directly to the penis, it allows increased blood flow, enabling an erection.

How to use it

The cream must be applied to the head of the penis, using the applicator supplied by your doctor or pharmacist. As the cream will take effect fairly quickly make sure you are prepared for sexual activity. 

In order to use Vitaros cream effectivelly follow these steps:

  • Hold the applicator to the opening of your penis and carefully apply the cream until it is all gone. The cream will enter the opening of the penis but is it normal for some excess to spill over
  • Keep your penis facing upright for 30 seconds to allow the cream to travel down the shaft.
  • Rub the excess cream into the opening of your penis and the skin surrounding it
  • Dispose of the applicator and wash your hands thoroughly

If you are going to take part in vaginal sex then we recommend using a condom, but it is not required. However, if you plan to have anal or oral sex then you should wear a condom. You must also wear a condom if your partner is pregnant or breastfeeding or could soon become pregnant or start breastfeeding.

The cream should only be used 2-3 times per week and never more than once per 24 hours. If you want to have regular sex then you are probably better suited for ED tablets.

Side effects

Most common side effects include, but are not limited to, burning, itching and redness of the penis, which don't show as being severe. We recommend using latex condoms as female partners may experience mild burning or itching of the vagina.

More uncommon side effects such as dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse and fullness in the penis is rarely reported by men.

Most side effects are short lasting and disappear within 1-2 hours of appearing. If the cream causes your erection to last longer than 4 hours contact a doctor immediately.

In summary

  • Prescription only

  • Cream applied directly to the penis

  • Erection happens within 30 mins

  • Lasts up to 2 hours

  • 52% effective

  • Can cause some minor side effects for you and your partner

  • Condom is recommended for vaginal sex and required for anal or oral sex

  • Only to be used once every 24 hours

  • Cannot be used more than 2-3 times per week

Contact us for more information, our online doctors and pharmacists would be happy to help.