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Alternatives to Viagra: Is MED2005 a Contender?

How do you imagine the perfect treatment for ED? Most men say it should act fast, be cheap and safe. It would be great if it didn’t interfere with food and alcohol consumption. 

So far pills have proven the best option for most men. Viagra and similar products have provided an on-demand solution since the 1990s.

Recently we’ve seen a new trend. Pharmaceutical companies are working on a cream or gel which would act through the skin. The most recent potential alternative to Viagra is MED2005. When can we expect to see it in drugstores, and will it be able to compete with the famous blue pill?

How does MED2005 work?

The latest invention called MED2005 is a topical cream. It means that it acts locally. A man suffering from ED or his partner would apply it on the glans area of the penis before intercourse. The drug absorbs fast, widening the blood vessels and making erection possible. The active compound is Glyceryl Trinitrate.

What are the potential advantages of an ED cream?

The biggest promise of SEM2005 lies in its quick action. First studies have shown that men were able to get an erection within 5 minutes from application (44.2% of cases). By 10 minutes, almost 70% of patients reported the ability to have intercourse.

Since the cream is applied on the genitals, it is not processed in the liver or stomach. This is important for men who have other health issues and take medication. Bypassing the digestive system also means that you don’t need to worry about food or alcohol intake.

Positive effects on intimacy between partners

Erectile dysfunction can impact relationship satisfaction. According to Ian Eardley, Consultant Urologist for the company behind MED2005, it “becomes a barrier to spontaneity and intimacy in a relationship, which harms both the man and his partner over time.”

New ED treatment could make sex more spontaneous

New type of ED treatment may help couples enjoy more spontaneous sex.

A fast-acting topical cream can help restore intimacy between partners. Application is simple and can become a natural element of sexual play. Also, there is more space for lovers to engage in intercourse as the mood strikes.

Are there potential side effects?

As any other drug, MED2005 must be studied for safety. So far, the results are promising, and the negative effects reported are mild to moderate.

One of the main concerns is the possibility of absorption of the active substance into the partner’s body during sex or even when applying the cream. The cream could also potentially damage the delicate vaginal tissue, increasing the risk of infections. Data gathered so far suggests the cream to be safe for use with female partners.

When will MED2005 be available?

Futura Medical is currently in the final phase of development of this new product. If the results are positive, the cream may be available in Europe by 2021. According to the Daily Telegraph, the cost of a single application may be as low as £5 (approx. $7).

It’s difficult to say, when U.S. patients might gain access to this new treatment for erectile dysfunction. The good news is that the drug may be approved for sale over-the-counter.

According to the Massachusetts Male Aging Study, 52% of men aged 40 to 70 experience erectile problems. It will take a few more years for new products to hit the market. Remember to always buy your medication from reliable sources.

eDrugstore has been safely and discreetly providing ED treatments like Viagra to men in the United States for 20 years. To learn more about current options, visit our erectile dysfunction page .

Anka Grzywacz is a sexologist, reproductive health expert and Certified Sex Coach™. In her online practice she helps busy parents solve their intimate problems.