Here’s an explosive piece of news. Futura Medical plc, a Guildford, Surrey, UK company, announced that it has “developed a highly efficient and proprietary delivery system for the absorption of active molecules through the skin. This delivery system is used in a gel form for MED2002, the Company’s topical treatment for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) currently undergoing late stage clinical trials.” What this means for the commoner, is that the company promises to deliver a nitroglycerin rub for you know what, to get a strong and unitary result.
MED2002 is based on the active compound GTN within a patented gel delivery system. GTN is a potent vasodilator and has been used for the treatment of angina and associated cardio-vascular defects for more than 40 years, where it has been determined to be a safe and effective drug with a known side-effect profile.
MED2002 is applied to the glans area of the penis with a single dose applicator. It has been designed to deliver an effective, rapid-onset, locally active dose with a low systemic uptake which will help to reduce unwanted side effects and minimize the potential for adverse interaction with other centrally acting drugs that may also be taken concomitantly by the patient, especially PDE5 inhibitors such as Viagra™, Cialis™ or Levitra™.
This is a less invasive method of application compared with other treatments and is consistent with sexual foreplay. The GTN is absorbed into the penile blood system and is converted to nitric oxide having the effect of relaxing muscles surrounding the corpus cavernosa and dilating the penile arteries. This allows the corpus cavernosa to engorge with blood and, following sexual stimulation, a natural erection occurs.
MED2002 is expected to become the world’s first non-prescription pharmaceutical treatment for men with ED. By being available from pharmacies without the need for a doctor’s prescription, MED2002 will be aimed at satisfying a large unmet demand from men with ED.
So far Futura Medical seems to be mum about the possible effect of nitroglycerin on the receiving party, as it is likely to be highly absorbed through mucosa (or right palmar dermis.) It is also not clear to us how the TNT rub will behave once real sparks start to fly.
Politically correct coverage at BBC News…
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