Alprostadil or Caverject is an injection used for male impotence, and is as effective as other types of injections used for impotence.
Alprostadil or Caverject is a type of prostaglandin which causes smooth muscle to relax. Alprostadil or Caverject is injected into the penis relaxing the smooth muscle. With the smooth muscle relaxed blood can flow into the penis resulting in an erection - in 5 to 20 minutes.
Penile pain is the most common side effect and occurs in about 50% of men using Alprostadil or Caverject.
Drugs for impotence have the potential of causing prolonged erection. Alprostadil or Caverject is less likely to produce this side effect.
Because Alprostadil or Caverject is an injection, people who have problems self injecting will not be able to use it. Alprostadil or Caverject is packaged for convenience and with complete instructions for use.
Alprostadil or Caverject does not usually interact with other drugs. In fact, it can be given with other drugs - papaverine, phenolamine - used for impotence.
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The relevant product monographs must be regarded as the appropriate sources of prescribing information.