What is Caverject?
Caverject is an injection used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. The drug contains the active ingredient alprostadil. The medicine belongs to a class of medicines called vasodilators. These cause the blood vessels to widen. Using the injection causes an erection because the blood flow in the penis increases. Of course, the drug should not be used by men who do not have erectile dysfunction. It is not intended to help achieve better erections in healthy people. Abuse can cause permanent damage to the penis or loss of erectile function. Alprostadil is only used after medical tests to diagnose erectile dysfunction.
What is erectile dysfunction?
Colloquially, the above disease is referred to as erectile dysfunction. What does the disease include? It is an inability to obtain sufficient rigidity in the male member for sexual intercourse. This includes not being able to achieve the required erection or maintain it for long enough. It’s not because of sexual desire. On the other hand, the desire gradually disappears because the person concerned is confronted with his or her failure.
In the case of this disease, it is necessary to distinguish between impotence and sterility. Two things used to be implied in the word “impotence”: an inability to perform the act or an inability to procreate. In medical terms, sterility is an inability to produce, which does not always include the inability to have an erection. These disturbances can appear or become stronger, up to the point of complete loss. Medicine speaks of erectile dysfunction when the patient has not gotten an erection in 70 percent of the attempts within the last six months.
The problems can be the result of other diseases: an erection is a complex interaction between the nervous system, the blood vessels, the muscles, and hormones. The list makes it clear that the causes come from different directions or represent the effects of medication taken. As men age, more and more suffer from erectile dysfunction. Studies in Germany show that in the year 2000, one man out of 100 men up to the age of 40 was affected. In contrast, more than 30 percent of all those surveyed were between the ages of 60 and 70.
For a diagnosis, patients go through an extensive interview, some tests, and an examination. Online tests can give the first indications of such a disease. Medicines always require a prescription. To place an order, you have to answer a few questions. Fill them out carefully. A medical professional will review the answers and assess the need for them.
What is meant by the drug Caverject?
Alprostadil, the substance, is already naturally produced in the male body. The active ingredient widens the blood vessels and inhibits blood clotting. This increases blood flow to the penis. At the same time, the amount of blood in the penis increases, which causes it to become stiff. Caverject is injected into the erectile tissue of the penis. An erection occurs about five to ten minutes later.
Functioning and Handling
During a personal visit to a doctor, the first injection will be given in the office. The exact dosage for the patient can be determined.
Exact instructions for patients are provided with the injection medication. Read the package leaflet carefully before using the drug. Different means are available for injection; the handling is the same.
Caverject is supplied as a powder in a vial. Caverject must first be mixed with a solution, which is, of course, included in the delivery. Sometimes the two components may already be mixed.
The correct dosage varies from patient to patient. Always follow the doctor’s instructions. The amount and frequency depend on the patient and the given conditions.
Treatment of erectile dysfunction:
Adults: Usually 1.25 to 60 micrograms can be used once a day. Do not use more than one dose in the following 24 hours. Do not use Caverject for more than two consecutive days or three times a week.
What must be considered before use?
Allergies: Tell your doctor about any allergic reactions. If there is already information about possible allergies to one or more ingredients, then do not use Caverject.
Caverject must not be used on children, pregnant women, women in general, or nursing mothers. There are no studies available on the possible harm.
Interactions with other drugs
If you are taking other medicines, it is important to tell your doctor. There are concerns if you are taking the blood thinner heparin.
The use of alcohol during treatment may lead to interactions. Ask your doctor for relevant information.
Is Caverject possible without a prescription?
No, a prescription is always required to use Caverject. This can be requested through a consultation via the (online) pharmacy.
People who should avoid treatment with Caverject
Some patients may experience more unwanted side effects. This depends on the constitution and the interactions.