What is Muse (Alprostadil) used for?
Muse (Alprostadil) is a urethral suppository prescribed to treat men with erectile dysfunction. It operates by relaxing the muscles and blood vessels in the penis to increase blood circulation making it easier to attain and maintain an erection. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Muse (Alprostadil)?
Muse (Alprostadil) should always be used strictly according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. It is normally administered ten minutes before expected sexual activity to allow enough time for it to begin operating. To use the medication stretch the penis to its length and hold it vertically, remove one dose from the packaging, and insert the suppository into the urethra. It normally takes five to ten minutes to attain an erection. It should also be noted that sexual stimulation is required in addition to the medication to cause arousal. Never use more than two doses within a twenty-four hour period. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Muse (Alprostadil)?
Side effects associated with the use of Muse (Alprostadil) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include severe dizziness, faintness, bloody urine, urinary retention, severe pain or irritation of the penis, lumps or unusual curving of the penis, or a painful erection lasting longer than four hours. Inform your physician as soon as possible if you experience any symptoms that are intense or worrying to you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Muse (Alprostadil) should not be used to treat patients who are women, children, or who have a history of priapism, inflammation of the penis, urethritis, physical abnormalities of the penis, an unusually narrow urethra, a severe heart condition, or whose sexual partner may be pregnant. Also disclose if you have a clotting disorder, if you are taking anticoagulant medicines, heart disease, lung disease, or if you have an implant in the penis. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring reduced dosages or other adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Muse (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.