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Caverject Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is alprostadil (Caverject)?
- What are the possible side effects of alprostadil (Caverject)?
- What is the most important information I should know about alprostadil (Caverject)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using alprostadil (Caverject)?
- How should I use alprostadil (Caverject)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Caverject)?
- What happens if I overdose (Caverject)?
- What should I avoid while using alprostadil (Caverject)?
- What other drugs will affect alprostadil (Caverject)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Caverject)?
Since alprostadil is used as needed, you will not be on a dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Caverject)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed, fainting, or having a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 hours or longer.
What should I avoid while using alprostadil (Caverject)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing a disease such as hepatitis or HIV to your sexual partner. Avoid having unprotected sex. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect alprostadil (Caverject)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- blood pressure medication; or
- a blood thinner such as heparin or warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with alprostadil. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about alprostadil.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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