Caverject should be used by men only. Women and children should never use it. You should not use this drug if you were told not to have sex by a doctor. You should also not use Caverject if you have an abnormally shaped penis, or if you have had medical issues with your penis in the past. You should also not use Alprostadil if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, including alprostadil. Speak to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
When your doctor prescribes Caverject you should be aware of any possible side effects you may experience. The most common side effect reported by people who use Prostaglandin E1 is pain in the penis after it is injected; however, it is often reported to be mild pain. If pain persists or worsens, or if pain presents when it had not before, you need to speak to your doctor. Another common side effect that is potentially serious is if an erection lasts for longer than 4 hours. If that happens it is considered a medical emergency: go to an emergency room.
When your doctor prescribes Caverject for you he or she will provide explicit instructions on how and when to self-administer Alprostadil. It is normally used 5 to 20 minutes before sexual activity. The first time you use Caverject Injectable your doctor will likely administer the injection. This is both to show you how to use it and to decide on what dosage is best and safe for you. Typically, the proper strength will induce an erection, sufficient for sexual intercourse, for no longer than an hour. Your doctor may have to administer several test injections over the course of a few days to safely find the right dosage for you. Once the proper dosage has been found, do not use it more than once every 24 hours, and do not use it more than 3 times a week. If you have any concerns, speak with your doctor.
Caverject contains alprostadil, a drug that induces erections by relaxing muscles and widening blood vessels in the penis. It is commonly believed that generic versions of medications are more affordable and simpler alternatives for patients; however, that may not be the case for alprostadil. An alprostadil injectable requires a second compound to be mixed in to activate the medication, and these other activating compounds are often difficult to find and to apply the proper mixture. Alprostadil comes with the mixing compound, and each syringe contains a method of measurement to consistently mix and administer your specific dose.