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FDA OKs Injections to Treat Curvature of Penis

Posted 9 Dec 2013 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 – The first drug treatment for unusual curvature of the penis has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. Men with the condition, called Peyronie's disease, have a lump in the penis that causes curvature of at least 30 degrees during an erection. The disorder, which is caused by scar tissue under the skin of the penis, can cause bothersome symptoms during sex. Until now, surgery was the only medical option for men with the condition, according to an FDA news release. The FDA's approval of the drug Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) to help men with Peyronie's disease calls for a maximum of four treatment cycles. Each cycle consists of two injections and one penile remodeling procedure performed by a health care professional. The approval is based on two studies involving more than 800 men with Peyronie's ... Read more

Related support groups: Xiaflex, Peyronie's Disease

New Drug Approved for Peyronie's Disease

Posted 9 Dec 2013 by

FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 – Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat Peyronie's disease, an uncomfortable curvature of the penis. The drug – first sanctioned three years ago to treat a hand deformity called Dupuytren's contracture – is the first medication to be approved by the agency to treat Peyronie's. The condition occurs when scar tissue forms under the skin, causing a curvature of the penis of at least 30 degrees, the FDA said Friday in a news release. This can lead to problems including "bothersome symptoms" during intercourse, the agency said. The injected drug will be available for restricted use due to significant risk for "serious penile injury," the FDA said. Both the healthcare professional and the associated facility must be certified for use, the agency added. Potential side effects of the drug and a ... Read more

Related support groups: Xiaflex, Peyronie's Disease

FDA Approves Xiaflex as First Drug Treatment for Peyronie’s Disease

Posted 6 Dec 2013 by

December 6, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) as the first FDA-approved medicine to treat men with bothersome curvature of the penis, a condition known as Peyronie’s disease. Xiaflex is the first FDA-approved non-surgical treatment option for men with this condition, who have a plaque (lump) in the penis that results in a curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees upon erection. Peyronie’s disease is caused by scar tissue that develops under the skin of the penis. This scar tissue causes an abnormal bend during erection and can cause problems such as bothersome symptoms during intercourse. “Today’s approval expands the available treatment options for men experiencing Peyronie’s disease, and enables them, in consultation with their doctor, to choose the most appropriate treatment option,” said Audre ... Read more

Related support groups: Xiaflex, Peyronie's Disease, Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum

Treatment for Painful Curved Penis Shows Promise

Posted 8 May 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, May 8 – Some diseases are especially tough to discuss. When Tony Lee realized that his penis was curving whenever he had an erection – making it painful and difficult for him to have sex – he had no idea what was wrong. He became depressed and very worried, and his relationship with his wife started to change. "For a man to dread sex, it's just not natural," he said. "There were times when I would stay up late on purpose, just to make sure my wife was sleeping before I got into bed. I was just totally embarrassed." His wife finally convinced him to see his primary care physician, who referred him to an urologist. The specialist told him he had Peyronie's disease, a connective tissue disorder involving the growth of fibrous collagen plaques in the soft tissue of the penis. The condition can cause pain, erectile dysfunction and shortening of the penis. The diagnosis was ... Read more

Related support groups: Verapamil, Calan, Isoptin, Calan SR, Isoptin SR, Peyronie's Disease, Verelan PM, Covera-HS, Isoptin IV, Verelan

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Cavernosal / Penile Tissue Abnormalities

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Xiaflex, collagenase clostridium histolyticum