Alprostadil



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Alprostadil Information



Alprostadil Benefits & Uses

Alprostadil is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Alprostadil Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Congenital Heart Disease (Defect)
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.1 mcg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Given as continuous IV infusion at the rate of 0.05 to 0.4 mcg/kg/min, used in patent ductus arteriosus
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Erectile Dysfunction
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mcg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Erectile Dysfunction
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 40 mcg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 3 Weekly
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Alprostadil Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alprostadil safe for pregnant women?


    Not Used by Women

    Not Used By Women
  • Is the use of Alprostadil safe during breastfeeding?


    Not Used by Women

    Not Used By Women
  • What is the effect of Alprostadil on the Kidneys?


    Using Alprostadil does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Alprostadil on the Liver?


    Alprostadil has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alprostadil on the Heart?


    Alprostadil may have severe effects on your heart, so do not take it without first consulting your doctor.

    Severe


Severe Interaction of Alprostadil with Other Drugs

Alprostadil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Alprostadil Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alprostadil unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Alprostadil

  • Is this Alprostadil habit forming or addictive?


    Alprostadil is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Alprostadil since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Alprostadil only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Alprostadil in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Alprostadil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alprostadil


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Alprostadil to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alprostadil


    Taking alcohol with Alprostadil can be dangerous.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Caverject ® (alprostadil)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 304

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