The TriMix-gel® Difference – NO NEEDLES
The difference between trimix for injection and TriMix-gel is “NO NEEDLE”. The active ingredients, (prostaglandin, papaverine, and phentolamine), have been lyophilized (dry freeze) into powder form. The powder is mixed with a medicated gel at time of use and then applied at the tip of the penis. There is no needle.
This is accomplished with a novel patented methodology (US patent number 9,005,183). At the time of use, before sexual activity, the patient uses an “Easy Applicator System™” application device that stores, mixes, and applies the medicine. There is no needle.
- TriMix-gel does not have to be refrigerated. Therefore, the patient can carry the medicine on his person at room temperature. This is well received by mobile, active patients.
- TriMix-gel uses a gel carrier, not a hard pellet placed one and one quarter inches into the urethra.
- TriMix-gel does not require the patient to semi-self-catheterize himself with plastic device placed one and one quarter inches into the urethra.
- At the time of use, before sexual activity, the patient uses an innovative “All-In-One” application device that stores, mixes, and applies the medicine.
- And most importantly, before sexual activity, an ED patient will not have to use a hypodermic needle to self-inject his own penis.
No Injections – No Needles
Doctors frequently treat patients with medicine that may be FDA approved specifically for one purpose, but they may also find the same medicine appropriate for another purpose. For instance, Hista Vent DA is an antihistamine, a drug indicated for use for people who suffer from seasonal allergies. For many people, Hista Vent DA makes them drowsy. Therefore, doctors have been known to prescribe Hista Vent DA for use at bedtime as an aid to fall asleep. This practice is known as prescribing “off label”.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet reviewed TriMix-gel, and therefore it has not been approved for the specific indication of ED. However, individual components of TriMix-gel have been approved by the FDA[iv] and doctors can write prescriptions in the best interest of their patients with agreement and endorsement of peer review and without involvement of government. TriMix-gel ingredients have been used and prescribed by doctors for decades for various purposes, including the treatment of ED.[v] Urologists view the use of these ingredients as safe and have been prescribing them to ED patients for years.
TriMix-gel is composed of formulated drugs, novel components and a patented overall system and methodology that require a prescription for patient use.
Journal of Urology on TriMix-gel article, click here.
Practitioners, to order Tri-Mix-gel and other ED medications, please see our forms under the Doctors section.
[i] Duff, E, McCullough A. Current Sexual Health Reports, Volume 3, Number 3 / September, 2006 found at http://www.springerlink.com/content/d98120983v31v2gj/.
[ii] Nehra, A, Curr Urol Rep. 2001 Dec;2(6):468-72 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12084233?ordinalpos=11&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
[iv] Food and Drug Administration. Obtained at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/drugsatfda/index.cfm?fuseaction=Search.DrugDetails
[v] Nehra, A, Curr Urol Rep. 2001 Dec;2(6):468-72 at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12084233?ordinalpos=11&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.P