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  • Generic Name: (alprostadil)
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  • Last Revised: 04/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Edex is a medicine used to treat men with erectile dysfunction. Edex is available as an intracavernosal injection (injected into the penis).

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Edex works by relaxing the muscles and the blood vessels in the penis. By relaxing the blood vessels, Edex increases the blood flow to the penis and helps men with erectile dysfunction get and keep an erection satisfactory for sexual activity.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Edex has been shown to prolong erection and improve a man's ability to have sexual intercourse.

      When: When used on an as-needed basis, Edex may start working within 5-20 minutes and may work up to 60 minutes.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may start to notice an improvement in your ability to have sexual intercourse. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your medicine is working and to check for improvement of your condition.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: pain during injection, erection or after erection; bleeding.

      Less common side effects may include:

      An erection that lasts many hours. Get medical help right away if you get an erection that lasts more than 4 hours. If this is not treated right away, permanent damage to your penis can occur.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not use Edex if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not use Edex if you have an abnormally formed penis, if you have a penile implant, or have Peryonie's disease.

      Do not use Edex if you have conditions that may result in long-lasting erections (such as sickle cell anemia, leukemia, or tumor of the bone marrow).

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Edex. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems (such as chest pain, heart failure, irregular heartbeats, or history of a heart attack); low blood pressure or high blood pressure that is not controlled; or a deformed penis shape.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Men: Your healthcare provider will prescribe the appropriate dose for you, based on your condition.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Before you can self-inject Edex, your healthcare provider will instruct you on the proper injection techniques in his/her office.

      Use Edex exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or use Edex more often without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Change the exact place and side of the penis that you inject Edex each time you use it.

      Tell your healthcare provider right away if you develop any pain that was not present before or that increased in intensity or any nodules or hard tissue in the penis.

      Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly use and discard Edex.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not re-use or share needles or syringes.

      Do not use Edex more than once in 24 hours or more than three times in a week.

      Do not use Edex if you have been advised not to undertake sexual activity.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      If Edex is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your healthcare provider before combining Edex with the following: blood thinners (such as heparin or warfarin).

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      Edex is not for use in women.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      Edex is not for regular use. Use it only before sexual activity as directed by your healthcare provider.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature. Protect from extreme low or high temperatures.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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