Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil)
What is Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) used for?
Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) is an injectable medication prescribed to treat men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is a vasodilator that operates by opening the blood vessels and relaxing the muscles in the penis to allow increased circulation making it easier for the patient to attain and maintain an erection. Your physician may also prescribe it for other purposes that are not listed here.
How should I use Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil)?
Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) should always be used exactly as instructed by your physician to ensure the safest and most effective results. It is normally administered ten to twenty minutes prior to having sex, but your individual directions may differ depending on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. This is done by disinfecting the infection site with rubbing alcohol, holding the syringe vertically and tapping it while pressing the plunger slightly to remove any air, and injecting the contents of the prefilled syringe into the corpus callosum of the penis. Always observe the solution prior to use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil)?
Some patients using Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include irritation or bruising at the infection site, urinary retention, bloody urine, faintness, intense pain of the penis, lumps or unusual shape of the penis, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. Immediately tell your physician about any symptoms that are intense or worrying to make sure the correct adjustments are made to prevent further complications from occurring.
Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil) should not be used by women, children, or men who have a blood cell disorder, abnormality of the penis, an implant in the penis, or conditions in which sexual activity is discouraged for health reasons. Also inform your physician if you have heart disease, heart failure, clotting disorders, a history of temporary strokes, history of mental illness, history of drug addiction, or lung disease. These conditions may cause complications during treatment requiring reduced dosages or other adjustments to your regimen to prevent them from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.
Caverject Impulse (Alprostadil)is sold as a complete kit with 1 x 0.3mm x 13mm injecting needle.