Caverject; Caverject Impulse; Edex; Muse; Prostin VR
Alprostadil Injection USP; Caverject; Muse Pellet; Prostin VR
- It is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to alprostadil or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have been told that you are not healthy enough to have sex.
- If you have a deformed penis, penile implant, or other penile problems.
- If you have any of these health problems: Polycythemia or thrombocythemia.
- If you have any of these health problems: Leukemia, multiple myeloma, sickle cell anemia, or other health problems that may raise the chance of painful erection (hard penis) or an erection that lasts for longer than 4 hours. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.
- If you are a woman. This drug is not approved for use in women.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- This drug does not stop the spread of diseases like HIV or hepatitis that are passed through blood or having sex. Do not have any kind of sex without using a latex or polyurethane condom. Do not share needles or other things like toothbrushes or razors. Talk with your doctor.
- If your sex partner is able to get pregnant, use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy.
- Do not have sex with a pregnant woman while using this drug unless you use a condom.
- This drug is not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
- There is a chance of the needle breaking when using the injection. Needles have broken with part of the needle still in the penis. If the needle breaks and you can grab the broken end, take it out and call your doctor. If you cannot grab the broken end, call your doctor right away.
- This drug has benzyl alcohol in it. Benzyl alcohol may cause very bad and sometimes deadly side effects in newborns or infants. This drug is not approved for use in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Redness, lumps, swelling, tenderness, or curving of the erection (hard penis).
- Irritation where this drug is given.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- Dizziness or passing out.
- Very bad headache.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad penile pain.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Call your doctor right away if you have a painful erection (hard penis) or an erection that lasts for longer than 4 hours. This may happen even when you are not having sex. If this is not treated right away, it may lead to lasting sex problems and you may not be able to have sex.
- Penile pain.
- Your doctor will teach you how to take this drug.
- Follow how to use as you have been told by the doctor or read the package insert.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- This drug is for use in the urethra (the tube that urine passes through).
- This drug works best if you pass urine before using.
- Attach new needle before each dose.
- Do not use a bent needle. Do not try to straighten a bent needle. It may be more likely to break.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- This drug is used on an as needed basis. Do not use more often than told by the doctor.
- Store unopened foil pouch in the refrigerator.
- Protect from heat.
- This drug may be stored at room temperature for up to 2 weeks before use.
- Store as you have been told by the doctor.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.