Caverject (Alprostadil) 20mcg Vial contains Alprostadil which is similar to the natural substance in your body called prostaglandin E1. It is administered via injection into the base of the penis. It relaxes muscles in your penis and widens blood vessels, so blood can flow in your penis more easily, helping to cause an erection. Therefore, Caverject is used for erectile dysfunction, weak erections or impotence.
Store your Caverject dose in a location below 25°C. Keep the syringe and needles out of reach of children.
Each person is different, therefore each individual will need different amounts of Caverject to efficiently treat erectile dysfunction. For further information regarding Caverject dose concerns you can also consult the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed instructions.
If the dose that has been prescribed for you does not work well enough, tell your doctor.
After use, ensure that the syringe, vial and needles are disposed of in a closed, puncture-resistant container. If you require further information, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist for instructions on how to properly dispose of the Caverject container after use.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.
The active ingredient in Caverject is alprostadil. Each vial contains 5, 10, 20 or 40 micrograms of alprostadil.
Caverject 20 micrograms:
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, sodium citrate, α-cyclodextrine, hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.
The syringe contains benzyl alcohol (8.4 mg/ml) and water for injections. The antiseptic pads are soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
You should not use Caverject if you:
At Oxford Online Pharmacy, we advise that you contact your doctor before using Caverject if you:
Caverject will not protect you or your partner from sexually transmitted diseases. Injecting Caverject into the base of your penis can cause a small amount of bleeding where the needle enters. This can increase the risk of transmission of such diseases. Condoms can protect against sexually transmitted diseases. If you need advice about contraception or ‘safe sex’ speak to your doctor or contact your local Family Planning Clinic.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines before you start using Caverject:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Caverject can be used by couples wishing to conceive and with a partner who is pregnant or breast-feeding. Caverject will not, however, protect your partner from pregnancy, so you should always use a reliable contraceptive if appropriate.
For additional information, you can consult the Patient Information leaflet before use or contact an Oxford Online Pharmacist.
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