Generic Name: alprostadil
Drug Class: prostaglandin E1 agonist
Caverject is an intracavernosal prescription injection used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence. This is also prescribed as an adjunct to other diagnostic procedures or tests in diagnosing erectile dysfunction.
This is available in Caverject 20 mcg lyophilized powder in a single-dose vial.
Caverject Mechanism of Action
This injection has a vasodilating effect while inhibiting platelet aggregation. It can induce an erection by relaxing the trabecular smooth muscle and dilating the cavernosal arteries through binding into the receptors and increasing the levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate.
How to Inject Caverject
Before using this injection, it is necessary to read the drug information or patient information leaflet, or medication guide given by a healthcare professional. You must not use any medication unless you have understood the uses and directions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further medical advice or additional details.
This intracavernosal injection is prescribed as needed. This is administered before sexual activity. Do not increase/decrease your Caverject dosage and always use this product precisely as advised. You must not use it more than three times a week, and there should be at least 1-day interval.
Step-by-step Guide on how to use Caverject:
- Using an alcohol swab, wipe the injection site and let it dry.
- If uncircumcised, pull the foreskin back. Then, hold the tip of your penis using your thumb and forefinger. Stretch it lengthwise down your thigh.
- Squeeze your penis using the thumb and another finger until the injection site bulges. Position the penis against your thigh to keep it from moving.
- Remove the needle cap of the injection and push the needle into the proximal third of your penis. Remember not to inject it into veins or blood vessels.
- In a slow and steady manner, push the plunger carefully to eject medication.
- Pull the needle slowly out of the injection site and press the site gently for about 5 minutes using a clean cotton swab.
- Dispose the used needle and syringe accordingly.
Caverject Side Effects
Mild & Common Side Effects:
-Temporary and mild pain, irritation, or bleeding on the injection site
Severe Side Effects:
-Swelling, tenderness, or redness of the penis
-Lumps or unusual curving of the penis
-Prolonged erection or priapism
Note that this is not a full/complete list of the side effects of Caverject Injection.
If you experience severe or persistent adverse reactions, discontinue medication and call your doctor or any health care professional to report side effects.
Warnings and Precautions
Do not use this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to alprostadil or any inactive ingredients it may contain. Always watchful for any serious allergy symptoms, including trouble breathing, swelling of the face and neck, severe dizziness, swollen lymph nodes, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes. If this occurs, stop using this intracavernosal injection and seek emergency medical help immediately.
This medication may be contraindicated for people with a history of penile fibrosis, penile angulation, Peyronie’s disease, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, and multiple myeloma. Also, due to potential drug interactions, you should disclose any prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, and herbal products that you are currently taking.
Remember that this product cannot protect you against sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, gonorrhea, HIV, and hepatitis B. Always use an effective barrier method whenever you are doing a sexual activity in order to avoid any infection.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How effective is Caverject?
This self-injection is very effective in managing impotence. Based on the Caverject before and after results, most participants were able to have sexual activity after using this product.
Is Caverject painful?
Men who are using this intracavernosal injection have reported little to no pain upon injection. Mild pain, if experienced, should not last for a long time.
How long does Caverject last?
The effect of this injection usually lasts for 60 minutes to 1 hour. If your erection lasts for four hours or more, you must contact your doctor.
How do I inject Caverject?
For a step-by-step guide on injecting this drug, you may refer to the information above. You may also watch the Caverject video instructions for a full demonstration.
Is Caverject still available?
This injection used to manage erectile dysfunction is still available. You may purchase it from our online Canadian pharmacy.
Do I need a prescription for Caverject?
This product is a prescription drug. You need to have a valid prescription before purchasing from any pharmacy.
How much does Caverject cost?
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