Depending on the probable cause of the priapism, steps to prevent recurrent priapism may include:

  • Treating the disease that may have caused priapism
  • Changing medications if a prescription medication was the probable cause
  • Avoiding triggers, such as alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Self-injection of phenylephrine to stop prolonged erections
  • Hormone-blocking medications — only for adult men
June 15, 2013