GENERIC NAME: ALPROSTADIL SUPPOSITORY - PENILE (al-PROS-ta-dil)
BRAND NAME(S): Muse
USES: This medication is used to treat male sexual function problems (erectile dysfunction). It works by helping the blood flow into the penis to achieve and maintain an erection.This medication is not for use in women or children.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using alprostadil and each time you get a refill. Learn all usage instructions in the product package. If any of the information is unclear, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is used by inserting the suppository into the penis as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. This medication should usually work within 5-10 minutes to produce an erection that lasts for about 30-60 minutes. The manufacturer recommends that you use no more than 2 doses in a 24-hour period.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (e.g., the drug does not produce an erection or it becomes more difficult to get an erection).
SIDE EFFECTS: Penis/testicle/groin pain, minor bleeding or spotting from the penis, dizziness, swelling (especially of leg veins), and rapid heartbeat may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fainting.In the very unlikely event you have a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 or more hours, stop using this drug and seek immediate medical attention, or permanent problems could occur.In female partners, vaginal burning/itching may occur. It is not clear if this side effect is caused by the medication or sexual intercourse itself. The use of a water-based lubricant may help prevent vaginal irritation.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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