(al PROS ta dill)
Created: 2005-04-07 16:16:36.0
Modified: 2010-03-09 08:17:38.0
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Canadian Brand Names
Caverject®; Muse® Pellet; Prostin® VR
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
How does it work?
• Alprostadil relaxes blood vessels.
• It improves blood flow.
How is it best taken?
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider.
• Your healthcare provider will teach you how to take this medicine.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Caverject® and Edex®: Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store as directed by healthcare provider.
Mexican Brand Names
Reasons not to take this medicine
• This medicine is not for use in females.
• If you have an allergy to alprostadil or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have been told not to have sex by healthcare provider.
U.S. Brand Names
Caverject Impulse®; Caverject®; Edex®; Muse®; Prostin VR Pediatric®
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than every 24 hours, unless instructed by healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.