Now, cure impotency in 10 minutes
Although it is still undergoing trials, the new device - which resembles an asthma inhaler - could prove popular with men affected by erectile dysfunction if tests prove successful.Updated: May 20, 2010 17:59 IST
It contains a powdered form of a drug called apomorphine, which works by stimulating chemical receptors in the brain.
Apomorphine was developed to treat Parkinson's disease, however researchers noticed it had an ability to boost a man's desire.
Although it is still undergoing trials, the new device - which resembles an asthma inhaler - could prove popular with men affected by erectile dysfunction if tests prove successful, reports dailymail.co.uk.
Drugs such as Viagra and similar medications, including Cialis and Levitra, have transformed treatment of impotence in the past 10 years.
However, nearly 30 percent of men who take them see little or no improvement in their condition. The alternate option is to inject drugs straight into the penis, or use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ.
Moreover, among men who respond to Viagra and other impotence drugs, it can take at least 40 minutes before they are ready to make love.
The study involving 600 men showed majority of men using an inhaler of the powdered drug, developed by Vectura Ltd, the Wiltshire-based firm, could get an erection within 10 minutes.
First Published: May 20, 2010 16:56 IST