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Caverject (Alprostadil)

TypeDrug NameDosage 
Caverject20 mcg/5 syr

Generic Equivalent of Caverject

No generic equivalents of Caverject found.

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Is A Prescription Required To Purchase Caverject?

A Prescription is required to acquire Caverject from licensed Canadian online pharmacies.

What Is The Use Of Caverject?

Caverject (Alprostadil for injection) is prescribed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in male adults. Erectile dysfunction is a condition where a man cannot achieve and/or maintain an erection. It is also used as an adjunct to diagnostic tests for confirmation of erectile dysfunction. It is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age.

How Does A Caverject Work?

Caverject (Alprostadil for injection) belongs to a class of drugs known as prostaglandins. It helps to relax the smooth muscles of the penis. This allows more blood to flow into the penis and thus helps to achieve and/or maintain an erection.

How Is Caverject Supplied and Stored?

Caverject is manufactured by Pfizer Canada Inc. and is supplied in boxes that contain five cases. Each case consists of the following:
  • One vial of Caverject sterile powder with the strength of 20 mcg.
  • One prefilled syringe containing bacteriostatic water. This is sterile water contains a preservative and is used to dissolve Caverject. This solution does not contain the active ingredient. You will need to use this syringe after attaching the needle, to inject the medication into your penis.
  • One 27-gauge, 0.5 inch needle. Keep the plastic cover on the needle until ready to inject.
  • Two alcohol swabs. It is important to use the swabs to maintain hygienic conditions and prevent infection.
The unused vials of Caverject 20 mcg sterile powder should be stored at a temperature between 2°C and 30°C, protected from freezing. Once dissolved, the Caverject solution should be used immediately. Do not freeze the solution. The contents of each vial should only be used once. Throw out the unused solution. Do not reuse needles or syringes. Do not give used needles or syringes to others. The medication and syringes should be kept out of sight and reach of children.

What Is the Cost of Caverject?

Our verified online pharmacy is pleased to offer you the Caverject Kit 20 mcg/5 syringes at an unbeatable price of $245 for a supply of 1 kit. It is best to compare the prices of drugs online at edrugsearch or Pharmacychecker.Com.

How Many Times Can I Use Caverject?

Caverject Injection should not be injected more than once daily and not more than three times in a week, with at least a gap of 24 hours between each dose. The maximum dose should not be more than 60 mcg. Caverject should not be injected into the erect penis.

How Do You Use Caverject?

Caverject should be injected into either of the two areas of the corpora cavernosa (spongy tissue of penis). For the first time, Caverject should be given to you by your doctor in his/her office to determine which dose is right for you. This dose of Caverject will help you to achieve and/or maintain an erection for one hour. Your doctor will show you how to safely inject Caverject by yourself. In case of any questions, contact your doctor.

Can Caverject Be Used In Children?

Caverject injection should not be used in children and newborns. This injection contains benzyl alcohol that can lead to death in children, particularly in babies born early and in babies who have a low weight when they are born.

What Happens In Case Of Overdose Of Caverject?

An erection that lasts for more than 3 hours is not a normal length of time for the penis to stay rigid and erect. In such a case, you have probably overdosed. Report this to your doctor immediately and treat it as a medical emergency.

How Long Does Alprostadil Last?

The erection may occur within 5 to 20 minutes after using the injection and the erection lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes.

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Caverject?

Like all other medications, Caverject injection can cause side effects. The most common side effect is mild to moderate pain in the penis after injection or during an erection. Other side effects include burning sensation, discomfort or tension in the penis. Occasionally there may be blood blisters at the site of injection. But these are mainly due to improper injection technique rather than side effects of Caverject. In such a case, ask your doctor to re-instruct you. Other side effects include the formation of scar tissue in the penile tissues, irritation, sensitivity, penile rash, fluid in the penile tissues (penile edema). Other rare side effects include urgent need to urinate, pain in the testicles or at the base of the penis, redness of the skin, penile lumps, tenderness, abnormal ejaculation, curved erections, inflammation of the tip of the penis) and itching, swelling, inflammation or bleeding at the injection site, urethral bleeding and injuries resulting from poor injection technique, changes in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, increased pulse rate, dizziness, headache, faintness and broken needle that cannot be removed from the penis. These are not all the possible side effects of Caverject Injection. In case of any unexpected effects, call your doctor immediately.

Who Should Not Use Caverject?

Do not use Caverject if you:
  • Have an allergy to alprostadil or any other ingredients in Caverject
  • Have sickle cell anemia or a history of sickle cell anemia (an abnormality of red blood cells)
  • Have multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) or leukemia
  • Suffer from an erection that lasted for 4 hours
  • Have a deformed penis or Peyronie’s disease
  • Have a penile implant
  • This injection should not be used by men in whom sexual activity is contraindicated or inadvisable
  • This injection should not be used in women, newborns and children under 18 years of age

What Should You Tell Your Doctor Before Using Caverject?

Before using Caverject, tell your healthcare professional if you:
  • Have sickle cell anemia or a history of sickle cell anemia (an abnormality of red blood cells)
  • Have multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow) or leukemia
  • Suffer from an erection that lasted for 4 hours
  • Have a deformed penis or Peyronie’s disease
  • Have a penile implant
  • Suffer from blood clotting problems or take medicines to prevent blood clotting such as heparin or warfarin

What Medicines Can Interact With Caverject?

Although the potential of drug-drug interactions between Caverject and other medicines has not been studied, it is important to tell your healthcare professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs.

Where Can I Buy Caverject Online?

If prescribed by your healthcare professional, Caverject can be bought directly from Canadian Online Pharmacy. You will not have to wait to start your therapy due to the swift shipping service provided by us.

How Is Caverject Delivered?

The standard delivery fee is $10.00. The orders are usually shipped in 2-3 working days after the processing of the order. The medication package is delivered by regular mail within 10-14 business days after it has been shipped.

For further information and aid, you can contact our Customer Service at 1877-240-4438 or email us at customerservice@canadawidepharmacy.com.

References:

1. https://www.pfizer.ca/sites/g/files/g10037206/f/201612/caverject_non-annotated_pm_193414_E.pdf
2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/020379s028lbl.pdf
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