Alprostadil FAQ

Q: What does alprostadil do?

A: Alprostadil injection and suppositories are used to treat certain types of erectile dysfunction (impotence; inability to get or keep an erection) in men. ... It works by relaxing the muscles and blood vessels in the penis to keep enough blood in the penis so that an erection can occur.

Q: How does alprostadil work?

A: Alprostadil is a vasodilator, which means that it works by widening (dilating) blood vessels to improve the flow of blood. When administered to the penis, blood flow to this area is increased, resulting in an erection usually within 10-15 minutes.

Q: Do penile injections hurt?

A: There can be possible bruising at the site of injection. There is the slim possibility of a prolonged erection known as priapism. This is where an erection lasts more than four hours and can be quite painful. ... A hematoma may occur which is a blood clot forming under the skin at the injection site.

Q: What are alprostadil pellets?

A: The injectable form of alprostadil is injected into the side of the penis. The transurethral pellet is a very small suppository that is inserted into the opening of the penis (the urethra). ... Alprostadil injectable is a powder medicine that comes with a sterile liquid for mixing it.

Q: What is the best medicine for erectile dysfunction?

A: ED treatments include:

  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)
  • Avanafil (Stendra)

Q: What is MUSE alprostadil?

A: Or you can use it as suppository, placing it into the opening at the tip of the penis. Injectable alprostadil is sold under the brand names Caverject, Edex, and Prostin VR. The suppository form is called "MUSE" (which stands for Medicated Urethral System for Erection).

Q: What is the average age for erectile dysfunction?

A: The research, published in the August 2003 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, shows that ED is common among older men and sexual function sharply decreases after age 50. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain or maintain an erection adequate for the sexual satisfaction of both partners.

Q: What is the average age for a man to take Viagra?

A: It's true that erectile dysfunction is more common in older men, but many potential Viagra users are hardly senior citizens: About 40% of 40-year-old men in the U.S. have some degree of erectile dysfunction. Most Viagra users today, according to Pfizer, are in their early to mid 50s.

Q: How many times a man should ejaculate in a month?

A: It found that men ages 20 to 29 who ejaculated 21 times or more each month were 19 percent less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than those who ejaculated less often, between 4 and 7 times per month. Related: How Much Semen Should You Ejaculate During Sex?

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