Meda Pharmaceuticals | Alprostadil (Medication)
Alprostadil is used to treat male sexual function problems (erectile dysfunction). It works by helping the blood flow into the penis to achieve and maintain an erection. This medication is not for use in women or children. Alprostadil is a type of medicine that causes blood vessels to expand, increasing blood flow throughout the body. By increasing blood flow to the penis, alprostadil helps facilitate an erection.
Alprostadil can be given either by injection or as a suppository. When given as a suppository, the drug is placed into the opening at the tip of the penis. When injected, a needle and syringe is used to inject the medicine directly into the penis.
Alprostadil should only be used in men with erectile dysfunction. If this drug is not used properly, permanent damage to the penis can occur. ...
Side effects with alprostadil are not common, but they do occur. Inform your doctor if any of the following symptoms become worse or do not go away such as beeding at the site of injection, pain at the site of injection, painful erection , bruising or clotted blood in the area of the injection. This is usually caused by an incorrect injection, prolonged erection, penile scarring, erectile curvature. ...
Before taking alprostadil tell your doctor if you:have ever had an allergic reaction to alprostadil, have an allergy to any other substances such as foods, preservatives or dyes, take any prescription or over-the-counter medicine including herbal and dietary supplements, have a penile implant, have a history of priapism.