What is Eropid?
Eropid is a GlucoRx product available over the counter to treat erectile dysfunction.
Eropid is available without a prescription from a Pharmacy.
Your Pharmacist may assess if you are suitable to be given this product.
Note: This product contains tartrazine, which may cause allergic reactions. Tartrazine has been linked with the exacerbation of asthma, however, the clinical evidence is inconclusive.
Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.
Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection can also be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease.
If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor - even if you’re embarrassed. Sometimes, treating an underlying condition is enough to reverse erectile dysfunction. In other cases, medications or other direct treatments might be needed.
Who is Eropid for?
Eropid is solely intended for men 18 years and older who are experiencing erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence; this is the inability to attain and/or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.
It's important to confirm if the patient’s already receiving treatment for the condition, those who are currently prescribed 50mg of sildenafil can be supplied this product if they meet the criteria for pharmacy supply, given that they do not take more than 50mg daily. Should the patient be using a different dose of sildenafil or another ED treatment, he should be referred to his doctor.
Cause of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction has multiple causes which should be considered and support should be offered to patients, regardless of suitability for this product. This may include undiagnosed depression, anxiety, stress or worry.
Other causes include side effects of medications such as: diuretics, antihypertensives, corticosteroids, anticonvulsants and recreational drugs. Patients should be made aware of risk factors in order to minimise modifiable factors, which include but isn’t limited to excessive drinking, smoking, obesity and a lack of exercise.