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Alpostin 500mcg Injection


Overview

Introduction

Alpostin 500mcg Injection is used to treat erectile dysfunction (inability to maintain erection for intercourse) in men. It increases blood flow in the penis on sexual stimulation to achieve and maintain an erection suitable for sexual activity.

Alpostin 500mcg Injection is a prescription medicine that is to be taken only with a valid doctor’s prescription. It is very important to read the label before taking the medicine for an accurate administration of the injection. The medicine is to be taken before you plan any sexual activity. It must be used as per the label or as guided by the doctor. You must receive the medicine in the dose and duration as per the prescription. Long-term use of this medicine is not recommended unless your doctor asks you to do so.

This medicine is usually safe, but it may cause pain at the site of injection (penis pain) and prolonged erection. If you experience any other side effects inform the doctor without delay.

Before receiving the treatment, inform your doctor if you are on any medication for any other health condition. Patients with heart or blood pressure disorder must be cautious while receiving the prescription and they must receive regular follow-ups as per the doctor’s advice.

Uses of Alpostin Injection

Side effects of Alpostin Injection

Common
  • Injection site pain
  • Abnormal heart rhythm
  • Penile pain
  • Apnea (absence of breathing)
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Seizure
  • Sepsis

How to use Alpostin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Alpostin Injection works

Alpostin 500mcg Injection is similar to a natural substance in the body called prostaglandin E1. It works by improving blood flow in newborn babies born with heart defects. When it is administered in the penis, it acts locally to relax the blood vessels and increases blood flow in the penis. This results in prolonged persistence of the penile erection that is adequate for sexual activity.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alpostin 500mcg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alpostin 500mcg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alpostin 500mcg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Alpostin 500mcg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Alpostin 500mcg Injection may make you feel dizzy or faint. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alpostin 500mcg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alpostin 500mcg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alpostin Injection?

If you miss a dose of Alpostin 500mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Alpostin 500mcg Injection helps to keep a blood vessel called the ductus arteriosus open in babies born with a heart defect, until the defect can be corrected with surgery.
  • It is given into one of the baby's veins using a drip (intravenous infusion).
  • It is administered only by well trained healthcare professionals and in facilities with immediate access to paediatric intensive care.

Patient Concerns

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Patient having blockage from below knee to mid calf in arteries. patient had done angioplasty but it failed. He is diabetic and arteries situation is crytical so unable to go for bypass . To avoid bypass he is taking alpostin 500mcg ( 100 mcg per day)- for 5 days , piptaz and dilacin 600mg. Please suggest weather he is going is right way or not.
Dr. Mehtab Baig
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
I am a physiotherapist , i don't give u better advice plz consult any physician or cardiology
Actually my baby is 1 month and 15 days. Two holes detect in heart of my baby from birth. Her weight is 3 kg at present and 2.5 kg birth time. So please suggest we should what to do.
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Cardiology
Currently nothing review echo after 3 months n see d status of pda
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FAQs

Q. Is Alpostin safe/ why does Alpostin cause apnea?

Alpostin is safe if used at recommended dosage and duration. Apnea is not reported as side effect when used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Always consult your doctor before its use

Q. How effective is Alpostin/ does Alpostin work/ does Alpostin gel work?

Alpostin is effective if used at recommended dosage and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. How is Alpostin administered?

Alpostin is either injected into the penis or used as a urethral suppository (pellet to be placed into the urinary opening of the penis). Consult your doctor regarding administration of alprostadi

Q. How is Alpostin stored?

Alpostin injections (with suspensions) can be stored below or at 25°C for 24 hrs. Urethral stick in unopened pouches is stored in a refrigerator (2-8oC). Prior to use you may remove them from the refrigerator and store them at room temperature (not above 30oC) for a maximum of 14 days.

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Samarth House, 168, Bangur Nagar, Off Link Road, Near Ayappa Temple & Kallol Kali Temple, Goregaon (W), Mumbai - 400 090.
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