Caverject; Caverject Impulse; Edex; Muse; Prostin VR
Alprostadil Injection USP; Caverject; Muse Pellet; Prostin VR
- It is used to treat impotence.
- 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: 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.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- 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 over a few minutes when sitting or lying down. Be careful climbing 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.
- This drug is not approved for use in women.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Very bad headache.
- Shortness of breath.
- Very bad penile pain.
- Any 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.
- Follow what your doctor has told you to do.
- Your doctor will teach you how to take this drug.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- This drug works best if you pass urine before using.
- 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 taken on an as needed basis. Do not take 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.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- 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, 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.
If you have any questions or concerns, talk with a member of your healthcare team. You can reach them Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at ____________________. After 5:00 pm, during the weekend, and on holidays, please call____________________. If there’s no number listed, or you’re not sure, call 212-639-2000.
Alprostadil©2015 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Generated on December 2, 2015