ALPROSTADIL is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). This medicine helps to create and maintain an erection.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -an abnormally formed penis -have been advised not to engage in sexual activity -have ever had a painful erection that lasted more than 4 hours -heart problems -leukemia -low blood pressure -penile implant -sickle cell disease or trait -tumor of the bone marrow (multiple myeloma) -an unusual or allergic reaction to alprostadil or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is for injection into the penis. You will be taught how to use this medicine. Use exactly as directed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your pharmacist or healthcare provider to get one. This medicine is for use in men only and is not for use in children.
-medicines for blood pressure
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Contact your doctor or health care professional right away if you have an erection that lasts longer than 4 hours or if it becomes painful. This may be a sign of a serious problem and must be treated right away to prevent permanent damage. Do not change the dose of your medication. Call your doctor or health care professional to determine if your dose needs to be changed. This medicine does not protect you or your partner against HIV infection (the virus that causes AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -prolonged or painful erection Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -bleeding, bruising, or pain at site of injection -change in blood pressure.