What oral treatments are effective at treating Peyronie’s Disease?

· Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre

  • The causes and pathophysiology of PD are not clear at this time. It is therefore difficult to find a reliably effective oral treatment.
  • Vitamin E, potassium para-aminobenzoate, colcichine, tamoxifen, pentoxifylline, and acetyl-L-carnitine have all been investigated as treatment options.
  • No oral treatment has a robust evidence base supporting its use at this time. Some evidence is conflicting as to the effectiveness of treatments, but there are methodological limitations in much of the available literature.
  • More large, robust clinical trials are required to determine effectiveness of oral treatments.
  • Individual patients may benefit from oral treatments, but the current evidence base is too limited to determine which patients may benefit most.
Acetyl-L-carnitineColchicineComplementary and alternative therapiesPentoxifyllineQ&ARenal and urologic disordersSexual healthTamoxifen

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