Prostin VR

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Prostin VR Products

Prostin VR Products are primarily used for

Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)

About Prostin VR Products

Uses of Prostin VR Products

Alprostadil is used in the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus.

Prostin VR Products side effects


Side Effects of Prostin VR are Apnea (absence of breathing), Fever, Seizure, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Abnormal heart rhythm, Diarrhea, Sepsis.

How Prostin VR Products work

Alprostadil 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.

In Depth Information for Prostin VR Products

Expert advice for Prostin VR Products

  • Prostin VR 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 about Prostin VR Products

Frequently asked questions about Prostin VR Products

Frequently asked questions about Alprostadil

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.

Products for Prostin VR

Prostin VR Paediatric 500mcg Injection
vial of 1 ml Injection
Pfizer Ltd
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