What can I expect from POTABA in my Peyronie’s treatment?

I  WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE PEYRONIE’S TREATMENT I HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED.  I HAVE JUST SEEN A UROLOGIST WHO DIAGNOSED ME WITH PEYRONIE’S DISEASE. HE HAS PUT ME ON 400IU OF VITAMIN E THREE TIMES A DAY AND 12 GR. OF POTABA PER DAY.   IS THIS A GOOD COURSE OF TREATMENT?  WHAT CAN I EXPECT FOR A SUCCESS RATE?

THANK YOU

BOB

Greetings Bob,

In my opinion you should do a bit of online readying about POTABA. I think you will find a lot of controversy and reports of non-effectiveness about it.  From my experience there are fewer and fewer MDs using POTABA in the last few years because of high cost, limited results, and poor compliance because most men find they cannot tolerate the severe abdominal pain it causes even with the initial usage.  I am surprised your urologist did not mention this to you; I am sure he knows all about it. 

Did you ask the urologist what kind of success rate he has with this prescription?  Did you ask the urologist about what response and reactions you should expect while you are taking POTABA? I would be interested to know his response.

POTABA is one of the limited number of drugs available for prescription by an MD in the treatment of PD, although there are many MDs who do not prescribe POTABA  because they find the trouble their patients encounter while taking it does not justify the limited potential benefit.

Now, POTABA is nothing more than a simple B vitamin – PABA – that has a molecule of potassium added to it, or to say it another way, POTABA is a potassium salt of PABA.

PABA has been shown years ago in medical research to be successful in treatment of PD, but the medical profession likes to use drugs (POTABA) whenever it can, and refuses to use something as simple as a B-vitamin.  POTABA causes a host of gastric symptoms, for which reason few men complete their course of therapy with it.   PABA works just as well, and has no side-effects.  However, neither PABA or POTABA produce results as good as PABA when combined in a more aggressive therapy program as you see presented on the PDI website.

You should know this is a rather limited course of therapy.  No one can predict whether it will help you or not, you must follow if for a while to determine if it will improve the size, shape, density or surface quality of your Peyronie’s plaque.   You would be wise to get the book I wrote, “Peyronie’s Disease Handbook,” about dealing with Peyronie’s disease on a daily basis to improve your chances for recovery.

The Peyronie’s Disease Institute has offered PABA to its visitors since 2002 for treatment of Peyronie’s disease without a single report of inability to use it because of gastric problems.

Dr.Herazy

4 thoughts on “What can I expect from POTABA in my Peyronie’s treatment?

  1. Doug says:

    Can you recommend a particular “brand” of PABA and suggest a retailer? Would I be able to find PABA in a GNC or Vitamin Shoppe store?

    Thank you!

  2. Dr. Herazy says:

    Greetings Doug,
     
    If you go to the Peyronie’s Disease Institute website and look to the upper right hand corner you will see a large yellow rectangular button that is marked "Click here for Store."  This will take you to the PDI store front where you can scroll down to find the only PABA product we have recommended for the last 15 years, made by Douglas Labs.

  3. Ryan says:

    I have recently seen two urologists in the past two weeks to confirm my diagnosis, which is Peyronie’s disease, as confirmed by both Dr’s. I first noticed a small lump (about the size of BB) on the top side of my penis about 4-6 weeks ago. It has since gotten larger and is now flatter and a little smaller than the size of a penny. It hurts when I have an erection and the plaque itself is a bit sore. I don’t really have any curvature in my penis when erect at this point but perhaps when last looked I noticed a very slight bend upward. One Dr told me to take vitamin E. The other Dr told me to take vitamin E and Potaba. Both said let’s wait and see what happens in 6 weeks and come back. Well if the growth rate over the past 6 weeks is any indication of what’s to come in the next 6 weeks, then why the he’ll wait and see. I’ve read quite a bit of the info on your site about different aspects of Peyronie’s disease and much of it makes perfect sense. What would you recommend based on the stage that I am at? Is now the time to start aggressive therapy? Is the success rate better at earlier stages? Would the stretching technique be of any benefit at this stage or does it only work when there is a severe curve or bend? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

  4. Dr.Herazy says:

    Greetings Ryan,

    I sense the urgency of your situation, and I would like to assist you with your Peyronie’s disease.

    Yes, now is the perfect time to begin treatment to increase your ability to heal and repair the Peyronie’s disease plaque. I recommend that you start the most aggressive plan of treatment you can sustain for at least the next 2-3 months. During this time you should notice a reduction of the pain you are having and reduction of the fibrous mass.

    The gentle manual penis stretching technique for Peyronie’s disease would be a very good inclusion as part of a larger plan of diverse therapy. At your early stage when the Peyronie’s fibrous plaque is just developing a good technique to use is the simple straight traction approach (all of this is explained in the video).

    Let me know if you have further questions. TRH Peyronie’s disease

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