What is Muse (Alprostadil) used for?
MUSE (Alprostadil) is an intraurethral suppository used to treat men with erectile dysfunction. The medication operates by being absorbed into the urethra after which it relaxes the blood vessels and muscles in the penis making it easier to achieve and maintain an erection. Your doctor may prescribe it along with other medications to get the most effective results.
How should I use Muse (Alprostadil)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions and those included with the packaging while using MUSE (Aprostadil) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered five to twenty minutes prior to expected sexual activity, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, and current health condition. The medication comes in a pre-packaged suppository placed at the end of an applicator. When using the medication remove one applicator from its package and examine the tip to make sure the suppository is attached. Grip the tip of the penis, extend the penis, open the urethra, insert the applicator into the urethra until reaching the collar, and press the button to release the medication. Remove the applicator and dispose of it. Massage the penis between two hands for at least ten seconds to aid absorption. Always ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Muse (Alprostadil)?
The use of MUSE (Alprostadil) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include faintness, urinary retention, blood appearing in the urine, severe pain affecting the penis, severe skin rash, or a painful erection lasting longer than four hours. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent further health problems from occurring.
MUSE (Alprostadil) should not be administered to children, women, or to men who have an implant in the penis, an increased risk of priapism, an abnormality of the penis, heart disease, sickle cell anaemia, leukaemia, or bone cancer. Also inform your doctor if you have a history of psychiatric illness, a history of drug dependence, a history of small temporary strokes, heart failure, heart disease, or lung disease. These conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use MUSE (Alprostadil) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
MUSE (Alprostadil) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.