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Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Prostin VR Injection

Prostin VR Injection side effects

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

How to use Prostin VR Injection

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

How Prostin VR Injection works

Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg 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.

Prostin VR Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
No information is available on the use of Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection may make you feel dizzy or faint. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Prostin VR Injection?

If you miss a dose of Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection, please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg Injection
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Bioglandin 500mcg Injection
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₹5850/Injection
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₹9000/ml of Injection
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Prostal Injection
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Expert Advice

  • Prostin VR Paediatric 500 mcg 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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FAQs

Q. Is Prostin VR safe/ why does Prostin VR cause apnea?

Prostin VR 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 Prostin VR/ does Prostin VR work/ does Prostin VR gel work?

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

Q. How is Prostin VR administered?

Prostin VR 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 Prostin VR stored?

Prostin VR 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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