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Side effect(s) of Alprostadil

Read the side effects of Alprostadil as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Flushing, slow heart rate, low blood pressure, cardiac arrest, edema. Other rare, but serious, cardiovascular effects include heart failure, second-degree heart block, shock, uncoordinated contraction of the cardiac muscle.

Central Nervous System- Fever, seizures, cerebral bleeding.

Gastrointestinal- Diarrhea.

Genitourinary- Urethral pain, urethral burning, urethral bleeding/spotting, testicular pain, penile pain, prolonged erection, penile fibrosis, injection-site blood clot, penis disorder.

Blood- Pathological activation of blood clotting, bleeding.

Respiratory- Breathing during sleep

Miscellaneous- Cortical proliferation of long bones; sepsis; back pain; pain; pelvic pain; accidental injury.

Other Precautions : *Monitor blood pressure, blood oxygenation and blood pH continually.

Drug Name : Alprostadil

Alprostadil(Caverject) generic is a vasodilator, prescribed for erectile dysfunction (impotence; inability to get or keep an erection) in men. It is also used to improve blood flow in newborn babies with a certain genetic heart condition and who depend on patent ductus arteriosus for survival. This injection is also sometimes used in combination with other tests to diagnose erectile dysfunction. It relaxes the muscles and blood vessels in the penis to keep enough blood in the penis so that an erection can occur.
More Info about Alprostadil

Trade Names for Alprostadil

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International : 

Caverject, Edex, Muse
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