Caverject (Alprostadil) 5mcg Vial is a prescription only injectable medication that is used to treat erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, which is the inability to get and maintain an erection.
Caverject contains the active ingredient Alprostadil and is manufactured by Pfizer. This treatment works by relaxing muscles in the penis and by widening the blood vessels. In turn, blood can flow into your penis with ease, helping you to become erect.
Always store Caverject 5mcg/ml vials at a temperature below 25°C. Keep both the syringe and needles out of the sight and reach of young adults and children.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.26587.latest.pdf
Please read the patient information leaflet before use. Use exactly as instructed by your doctor.
It will take a little while for your erection to come on after the injection. However, with the right dose of Caverject, you will be able to maintain an erection.* Usually, your erection should not last longer than an hour, despite that, if your erection does last longer than four hours you should seek medical advice.
If the dose that has been prescribed for you does not enable you to maintain an erection, talk to your doctor for further advice.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.
Each vial of Caverject 5 micrograms contains the active ingredient alprostadil. In addition, the other ingredients in this treatment are lactose, sodium citrate, hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.
The syringe contains benzyl alcohol (8.4 mg/ml) and water for injections, whilst the antiseptic pads are soaked in isopropyl alcohol.
Please read the patient information leaflet before using this product.
Do not use Caverject Alprostadil if you:
Tell your doctor before using Caverject if you:
Caverject Alprostadil will not protect you or your partner from the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, as Caverject is injected, it can cause a small amount of bleeding where the needle enters. This could increase the risk of transmission of diseases, such as hepatitis or HIV, which can be passed to another person who comes into contact with your blood.
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.
Please make sure to tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines before you start using Caverject:
Medicines used for treating high blood pressure (antihypertensives)
Medicines used for respiratory and heart disease (sympathomimetics)
Medicines that widen blood vessels (vasodilative agents)
Any other medicines for erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil or papaverine
Medicines to thin your blood, such as warfarin or heparin
Further to this, you should inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including treatments obtained without a prescription.
Caverject is an erectile dysfunction medication that can be used by couples who wish to conceive, or by those who wish to have intercourse with a partner who is pregnant or breast-feeding. It will not protect your partner from pregnancy, so you should use a reliable contraceptive if appropriate.
Do not use any Caverject until your doctor says that it is right for you.