Why Does Trimix Get Such a Bad Rap?

Trimix is a treatment used to improve erectile function. It is among the class of treatments known collectively as Penile Injection Therapy, in which active chemical compounds are injected directly into the tissue of the penis to cause an erection.

Trimix is not a new therapy; in fact it was first developed in 1983 and has been in continual use since that time. Why, then, is it getting so much attention now, nearly 35 years after its initial introduction? Here are a few possible reasons:

  • Treatment for erectile function has become a common medical practice. With the advent of oral drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, and all of the associated marketing, a large number of men are asking for help with their erectile function. Surveys suggest that 50% of men over the age of 50 complain of some level of erectile dysfunction (ED). At the same time, the pills that are used to treat ED are effective for roughly 60% of the men who use it...that leaves an awful lot of frustrated men who have been encouraged to ask for help but for whom the help offered isn’t effective or whose side effects are not tolerated. In short, more men are seeking help for erectile function, and turning to treatments other than the oral drugs.

  • The Trimix treatment is very, very effective, which can be both a benefit and a risk. The powerful effects of Trimix can be a benefit for men who have not had success with other treatments for erectile function. At the same time, Trimix is a big risk for men who are administered too large a dose – too much of a good thing manifests as an erection lasting longer than is medically safe, with potentially disastrous long-term effects on the penis. But thorough clinical evaluation, disciplined dosing and careful, prompt follow-up make that risk far less likely.

  • Unfortunately, a black market for the prescription treatment has developed, and Trimix is being sold, dispensed, and administered without the supervision of a physician. You can guess the consequences: Men are being given excessive doses of Trimix, and are needlessly suffering the complications of priapism, landing in emergency rooms across the country. Bottom line: Using Trimix outside of medical supervision is a very high risk strategy.

At Rev, we regard the full knowledge and consent of our clients as the key to our partnership to improve your erectile function. That includes the important steps of a thorough evaluation by a qualified physician, careful deliberate dosing to limit the risk of excessive medication, education about the signs and symptoms of priapism, and access to prompt intervention in the unlikely event it’s needed. Our mission remains to support you in your pursuit of better sex, more sex and healthier sex.