Caverject Alprostadil and/or alternatives
Caverject 10mcg/mlManufacturer: Pfizer Source Country : United Kingdom
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Caverject 20mcg/mlManufacturer: Pfizer Source Country : United Kingdom
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Description of Caverject
Caverject works by inducing vasodilation. The medicine induces erection by relaxing trabecular smooth muscles and dilating cavernosal arteries. In this way, lacunar spaces are expanded, and blood is entrapped due to the compression of venules against tunica albuginea.
The active ingredient in Caverject is Alprostadil, available as naturally occurring form of psostaglandin E1 hormone.
You can buy Caverject in the form of single-use injection syringes.
Indications & Dosage of Caverject
Caverject is used for treating erectile dysfunction in men due to vasculogenic, neurogenic, mixed etiology, or psychogenic related issues. In some cases, it is also used as an adjunct for the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.
If your erectile dysfunction is psychogenic, of mixed etiology, or vasculogenic, your initial dosage will be Caverject 2.5mg. Depending on your response to the drug, it can be increased by 5 to 10 mg, until an erection suitable for intercourse is achieved. However, the erection should not persist for more than 1 hour.
In case of erectile dysfunction due to pure neurogenic etiology or spinal cord injury, your treatment will start with Caverject 1.25mg. It can be increased by 1.25mg to 2.5mg, depending on your response to the initial treatment.
Side Effects & Interactions of Caverject
Local area reactions can commonly occur after receiving a Caverject shot. It can be identified by mild irritation, slight bleeding, or moderate pain at the site where you received the injection. The reaction is expected to improve within a couple of days of receiving the shot. However, you should notify your doctor if the symptoms do not subside.
Seek medical help immediately if you develop any of the following serious side effects to Caverject:
- Redness, swelling or tenderness in the penis
- Unusual curving or lumps in the penis
- Erection lasting more than 4 hours
In such instances, you should stop taking Caverject and get medical help. Otherwise, permanent problems may occur.
Before you buy Caverject, inform your doctor if you are taking blood thinners at present, including heparin or warfarin. Also inform him or her about all the medicines you are taking, including herbal preparations, health supplements, prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines.
Some hypersensitive patients may develop an allergic reaction to Caverject, symptoms of which include severe dizziness, difficulty breathing or facial swelling, hives. Discontinue using the drug at once if you have any of these symptoms.
Warnings & Precautions of Caverject
Caverject is meant to be used only by men, and not by children and women. Men with penile implants are also not advised to use this drug. You should also not receive a Caverject shot if your doctor has asked you not to get involved in sexual activity.
This medication is also not advised to patients suffering from sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, anatomical deformation of penis, leukemia, cavernosal fibrosis, angulation, or Peyronie’s disease.
Caverject does not provide protection against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV, gonorrhea, hepatitis B or syphilis. Therefore, your doctor will advise you to use a barrier form of contraception, such as condoms or diaphragms, during sexual intercourse while on Caverject treatment.