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It is possible to treat Peyronie’s disease by injection of a medication called Verapamil. This is a medication normally used to treat high blood pressure. Verapamil works by softening the scar tissue (plaque) in your penis.  The goal of treatment is to reduce the deformity and also help with pain (not all men experience pain with Peyronie’s disease, but some do in the early stages).

In most cases a course of 6 injection treatments is recommended. Each treatment will be two to three weeks apart. You may also be advised to use a stretching device in conjunction with the treatment and our team will advise you where to purchase this online in time for the treatment.

In addition, you may be prescribed medication to take to help blood flow to the penis during the treatment.

The Verapamil treatment

When you arrive at the clinic the Urologist will examine the penis to locate the scar tissue.

 The Verapamil injection is usually preceded by an injection of local anaesthetic at the base of the penis.The verapamil is then injected into the penis where the scar tissue is located. The treatment takes about 20 minutes . You will be able to go home directly after each treatment and you do not need to take any time off work.

You will start the traction therapy no sooner than 24 hours after your injection. It is important to avoid all sexual activity for 24 hours too. Start the medication prescribed for you.

After each session, an appointment will be made for you for the next treatment.

All verapamil treatments are performed by Dr Nenad Djakovic, an expert Urologist in peyronies disease.

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Treatment side effects

Most patients undergoing injections to treat Peyronie’s disease do so without any complications. However, as with all treatments there maybe side effects what you should look out for.

You may notice some swelling and bruising after the treatment. It may help to keep the penis upright in your underwear of you notice this. If your penis feels sore you can take over the counter pain relief medication, although most patients do not require any such medication.

If you notice any of the following rare side effects, contact us without delay:

  • Any difficulty in urination
  • Pain in the penis that does not settle
  • Blood in the urine

The Next Step

To find out if injections for Peyronie’s disease are an option for you, contact us today for an initial consultation and assessment with one of our Urologists.

Frequently Asked Questions

Verapamil injections have been proven to be helpful in the acute stage of Peyronie’s disease.

Yes, you will be able to go home unaccompanied after each treatment.

Yes, we have finance available to spread the cost of your course of treatment, including interest free finance.

All treatments are performed by GMC Specialist registered Urologists.

Expect to be at the clinic between 30 and 60 minutes.

We cannot guarantee results. Much depends on your response to treatment. In most cases the treatment does improve the condition. If you do not respond as well as anticipated, you may need to consider other options such as a surgical resolution. Our Urologists will discuss this with you in such a case.

Other treatments include platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments. Shockwave therapy can be useful where there is pain on erection but there is little evidence that it helps improve curvature. Surgery options could be considered which will make the penis straight again. You can discuss these with the Urologist at your consultation.