General English name: Alprostadil

Brand: Caverject®, MUSE®, Viridal® Duo, Vitaros

Application: Erectile dysfunction in men


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Alprostadil Medication Information

Medication Information: Erectile dysfunction (impotence) means that an erection does not occur or is not maintained. There are several causes for erectile dysfunction, the most common of which is narrowing of the blood vessels in the penis. Alprostadil dilates blood vessels, meaning that by dilating blood vessels, it works to improve blood flow, thereby increasing blood flow to the penis, resulting in an erection usually occurring within 10-15 minutes.

Alprostadil is available as an injection, which is injected into the base of the penis. Alprostadil is also available for use in the urethra, in which a small pellet containing alprostadil is placed in your urethra (the tube through which urine passes and reaches the end of the penis). Alprostadil is also available as a cream, which is used on the bladder at the tip of the penis where the urethra opens. If you are prescribed Alprostadil, you will be taught how to use it. Alprostadil will only be given with a prescription.


Contraindications to the use of the drug Alprostadil

Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give the medicine to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.


Alprostadil drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.


Tips to consider before taking Alprostadil

Some medications are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking alprostadil:

If you have any illnesses, injuries, any penile abnormalities or urinary tract problems.

If for medical reasons, you have been advised not to have sex.

If you have any problems with feeling dizzy or weak.

If you have sickle cell disease.

If you have bone marrow cancer or leukemia.

If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines. This is very important for treating your erectile dysfunction.

If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a medicine.


Possible side effects of Alprostadil

All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Very common side effects: Pain in the penis or burning sensation in it

Common side effects: Prolonged and painful erection, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, bleeding from the injection site, bruising, testicular pain, leg cramps

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to medication.


How to store Alprostadil

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

If your doctor prescribes USMUSE or itarVitaros , you should keep these in the refrigerator. USMUSE can only be stored out of the refrigerator for 14 days before being taken. Vitaros نیز can also be stored out of the refrigerator for only 3 days before being taken, and if the two medicines are left out of the refrigerator for more than this time, the medicine should be discarded.