What is Muse (Alprostadil) used for?
Muse (Alprostadil) is given to male patients as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. It may also be used by a physician in combination with other tests to help diagnose the cause of this condition. It belongs to a class of medications called vasodilators, which work by relaxing the blood vessels and muscles in the penis. This helps to increase the flow of blood into the penis, which then leads to an erection.
How should I use Muse (Alprostadil)?
Muse (Alprostadil) comes in the form of a suppository which is inserted into the penis, as directed by your physician. The applicator stick is inserted into the urethra, and the applicator is then button pressed, which releases the medication into the penis. In order to increase blood flow, the patients should stand, sit or walk about for 10 minutes after administration. It usually takes 5 to 10 minutes to produce an erection, which should last for 30 to 60 minutes. Patients should consult their physician before using this medication, so that they can be properly advised on its use, and never use it more than twice in any 24 hour period.
What are the side effects of Muse (Alprostadil)?
Some side effects may occur as a result of taking Muse (Alprostadil), such as:
This medication may also cause vaginal discomfort in the female partner. Patients should consult their physician if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if other more serious side effects occur, such as fainting or an erection lasting for longer than 4 hours.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Muse (Alprostadil). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if your partner is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
This product will not provide any protection against sexually transmitted infections.
This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.