EDEX (Alprostadil) Erectile Dysfunction Treatment with Injections 


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.


Edex is a Convenient Option for Treatment of Impotence with Injections

Using EDEX Injections for Erectile Dysfunction (Alprostadil E1 injections for ED)

Edex injection is an FDA approved treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction.  Edex can help men who have difficulty obtaining erections to get good erections that are sufficient for intercourse.  Edex can also help men who have difficulty maintaining erections to maintain erections long enough to have satisfying intercourse for himself and his partner.  

Edex has good efficacy in men for home oral medications do not work and good safety profile when used as prescribed.

How Long Does the Penis Stay Erect after EDEX Injection?

The duration of erection depends on the amount of Edex used and the underlying severity of the erection problem.  During your evaluation at New York Urology Specialists, we will determine the appropriate dose of EDEX that allows you to maintain erections long enough to have satisfying sexual relations but avoids the risk of priapism.  Usually, the goal when choosing a dose of Edex is to choose a dose that gives you good erections that last less than 1 hour.

Advantages of EDEX Injections for ED:

  • EDEX (alprostadil E1) is an effective treatment option for ED which works for 70-90% of men.
  • EDEX injection does NOT require refrigeration which makes it  easy and convenient to travel
  • EDEX comes prepackaged with everything you need for penile injections prior to sex and is ready to use.
  • EDEX can be ready to use in less than a minute after opening the package.
  • EDEX Injections are covered by many insurance plans but not by Medicare

What to Do If I Get Pain in the Penis from EDEX Injections?

A small number of men experience pain from Edex after penile injections.  For men who experience pain from EDEX (alprostadil) injections, we usually prescribe Trimix or Bimix as an alternative.  While EDEX and other preparations of prostaglandin E1 alone such as Caverject cause penile pain in some men, when used in combination as part of Trimix most men experience no pain after the injection.

How Can I be Prescribed EDEX?

Please schedule an appointment with our experienced urologists, specialists in the treatment of ED. You would need to have an appropriate evaluation including blood tests to determine the cause of  ED. If appropriate, test dose and titration of EDEX will be performed to determine the appropriate EDEX dose for you.

Travel with EDEX

Edex is packaged with everything you need to have to do self-administration of Edex injections prior to sex.  EDEX is self-administered in the corpora cavernosa of the penis, known as an intracorporeal injection. EDEX package comes with needles, medication and a special syringe for delivery of Edex.  EDEX does not require refrigeration which makes it easy and convenient to transport.  Is important to remember that while EDEX does not require refrigeration it should be kept in a cool place away from heat and direct sun.

It is always a good idea to have a doctor’s note stating that you have been prescribed EDEX for self-injection.

Is EDEX Covered by Insurance?

Edex is covered by many health insurance plans but it usually requires preauthorization.  Most insurance plans restrict the number of Edex doses in men can have per month to a fairly small number usually anywhere from 2-6 doses a month.

For patients who have high deductibles, high co-pays and whose insurance plans restrict the amount of Edex doses that he can have, we have more affordable solutions in the form of prostaglandin E1, Bimix for ED, Trimix, and QuadMix.  An inflatable penile implant is another option for men with ED for whom oral therapy does not work.

Can I Use EDEX and Cialis or Viagra Together?

For most men, there is no need to use medication such as Cialis or Viagra in combination with Edex.  If Edex does not work well, a more appropriate option is to increase the dose to achieve a desirable result.   Please schedule an appointment to have your EDEX dose titrated. Using sildenafil (Viagra) together with Edex injections for ED can make the effect of Edex injections unpredictable and can predispose to increased risk of priapism.

With Cialis, usually, there is no advantage to using Cialis in combination with Edex.  Particularly using Cialis on an as-needed basis in combination with Edex can lead to unpredictable effects and we do not recommend it. 

For some patients who use Cialis daily for treatment of conditions other than ED, consideration of the continuous daily use of Cialis may be given if the titration dose adjustment of Edex is performed while a patient is taking Cialis.  You need to discuss this during your visit to the doctor.

Medicare Coverage for EDEX?

Medicare does not typically cover the cost of Edex at the pharmacy.  Patients with secondary insurances that have pharmacy benefits may be able to obtain Edex through secondary insurance.  Medicare does pay for evaluation at New York Urology Specialists including test dosing injection and penile Doppler ultrasound but not the actual cost of Edex used for test administration.

For patients with Medicare, injectable alprostadil which we prescribe at New York Urology Specialists is a less expensive option than using Edex.  Alprostadil E1 that requires refrigeration is a much less expensive alternative to EDEX injections.

What Is the Recommended Dose of EDEX for Erectile Dysfunction Treatment?

There is no recommended dose of Edex.  Each man requires an individualized dose.  Typical doses range from 5 mcg to 40 mcg.  EDEX syringes come in 10 mcg, 20 mcg, and 40 mcg doses.

Where Can I Buy EDEX (Prostaglandin E1)?

Edex is sold in most pharmacies.  Some pharmacies may not have it ready in stock and may need to order it.  There are also occasional shortages of Edex injections for ED treatment.

EDEX is sold by prescription.  In order for us to prescribe Edex, you need to schedule an appointment with New York Urology Specialists for evaluation.  If Edex is an appropriate treatment option for your impotence problem, we will perform penile ultrasound with an intracorporeal injection of Edex to evaluate your penile vascular function as well as the effectiveness of Edex. 

Our experienced board-certified urologist selects the dose of Edex that is most likely to work for you based on the severity of your erection problems and your medical history.  The first visit may last anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours.  You might need to return for dose titration of EDEX to find a dose that works well for you and at the same time minimizes the risk of priapism.

Where to Get Treatment for ED in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer specialized treatment for ED for men. Same-day appointments are available.

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online.  

We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections.  We treat penile problems in men, including phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and penile redness. We perform a no-scalpel vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty. We offer confidential appointments.

Our prices are ED treatment prices are affordable with or without insuranceLow-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.  We offer free insurance verification.

Read Real Stories of Men who Underwent Treatment for ED at New York Urology Specialists.

We offer ED treatment to patients within driving distance to our offices as well as from other states and countries.  Our patients come from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, and over 30 countries worldwide.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of penile problems including before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

What You Need to Know:

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in treating men with symptoms of ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual problems using medical therapy, minimally invasive therapies, lasers, and surgery.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual, and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, shockwave therapy for ED, penile injections with Trimix, and penile implant surgery.
  • Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We are conveniently located within 30-60 minute commute to men who are seeking ED treatment in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Bronx, and New Jersey.

Scheduling Appointments for EDEX Treatment of ED in Men at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a board-certified urologist, who specializes in all aspects of care for sexual problems in men including ED, premature ejaculation, and other sexual concerns.  He has successfully treated hundreds of men with sexual problems including ED and poor libido.


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"Cannot express how thankful I am I found Dr. Shtetnshlyuger. After undergoing surgery to correct a penile torsion I couldn't be happier with the results. A great doctor who is clearly good at what he does. With something as important as your private area, It's nice to be able to rest easy and know you are in good hands.." via HealthGrades.com 12/5/2017

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I am writing to thank dr. Alex. He is thorough, professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I have seen him for ED and prostate issues, and he has explained all my options clearly, and found solutions that have been a great help. thank you! I highly recommend both Dr. Alex and his staff, which I find to be helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. They are a pleasure to deal with and all have been a great help.

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ED is Treatable in Nearly Every Man

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of erectile dysfunction.  We understand the challenges that ED creates for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for ED.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for erectile dysfunction.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex ED Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5211.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients.  Find out our office hours or directions to our office

We offer affordable appointment prices with or without insurance.  Low-cost Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis (tadalafil) are available to our patients.

We offer weekday, weekend, and evening office hours.