Brand Names : Caverject, Edex, Muse, Prostin VR Pediatric, Prostin VR, PGE 1, prostaglandin E 1
- Impotence therapy agent
- Diagnostic aid, erectile dysfunction
aid, penile vasculature imaging
Alprostadil (al-PROS-ta-dil) belongs to a group of medicines called vasodilators that
can increase blood flow by expanding blood vessels. Alprostadil is used to
produce erections in some men who need treatment for erectile dysfunction
(sexual impotence). This medicine causes an erection because it increases
the blood flow to the penis.
Alprostadil injection should not be used as a sexual aid by men who do
not have erectile dysfunction. If the medicine is not used properly, permanent
damage to the penis and loss of the ability to have erections could result.
Alprostadil is used alone or with medical tests to help diagnose erectile
dysfunction that may be caused by nerve or blood vessel problems in the penis.
Alprostadil is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
- Prostin VR Pediatric
In Canada -
Other commonly used names are PGE 1
and prostaglandin E 1