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Edex is used to treat male sexual function problems (erectile dysfunction) for ongoing treatment. Edex contains Alprostadil as an active ingredient. Alprostadil is a prostaglandin. It relaxes the muscles around your penis and opens the blood vessels to allow more blood to flow into the penis, resulting in the ability to have an erection.
Use and Dosage
Use Edex in a specific area of the penis, as directed by a healthcare provider, using the dual-chamber cartridge designed for use with the reusable Edex injection device included in the package. To ensure maximum safety, sanitize the injection site with rubbing alcohol before administering each dose. Constant and careful monitoring by a healthcare provider is necessary during the self-injection program. Only use the dose prescribed by your doctor and refer to the patient information pamphlet enclosed in every Edex package.
Edex is injected into a specific area of the penis, as directed by a doctor, using a dual-chamber cartridge intended for use with the reusable Edex injection device included in the pack. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Careful and continuous follow-up with a doctor is necessary while in the self-injection program. Use only the dose prescribed by the doctor. A patient information pamphlet is included in each package of Edex.
To prevent skin complications, alternate the injection site with each dose and select an area on the opposite side of the penis from the last dose. After injection, apply pressure for around five minutes to the injection site with an alcohol swab to prevent bruising. Do not use a bent needle to administer this medication. If the needle becomes bent during injection, replace it with a new needle. If the needle breaks during injection, notify your doctor right away.
The dosage of Edex should be based on an individual's medical condition and response to therapy. It typically takes 5 to 20 minutes for Edex to produce an erection that lasts for about an hour. Do not use Edex more than three times a week and leave at least one day between each dose. Please consult with your healthcare provider for further guidance.
Common Side Effects of Edex Continuing Pack (Alprostadil):
- Bleeding at the injection site
- Erections lasting longer than 4 hours
- Low blood pressure
- Numbness, irritation, sensitivity, itching, redness, skin tear, discoloration in the penis
- Pain in the pelvis
- Penile rash
- Penile swelling
- Scar tissue in the penis
Serious Side Effects of Edex Continuing Pack (Alprostadil):
- A rash on the skin of your penis
- Back pain
- Bleeding or bruising at the site of medication administration
- Cold symptoms
- Flu symptoms
- Itching/warmth/numbness of your penis
- Pain in the groin/penis/urethra/testicles/legs
- Prolonged erection
- Redness of the penis
- Skin problems
- Stuffy nose
- Unusual discharge from the penis
- Vision problems
Forms and Strength
Edex Continuing Pack (Alprostadil) is available in the following forms and strength:
Edex Continuing Pack: Injection
- 10 mcg
- 20 mcg
- 40 mcg
- Edex Continuing Pack should only be used under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional.
- Alprostadil should not be used if you have a history of allergies to prostaglandins or any other ingredients in the medication.
- Alprostadil should be used with caution in patients with conditions that may predispose them to priapism such as sickle cell anemia or leukemia.
- Note that Edex should not be used more than once in a 24-hour period.
- Alprostadil should not be used by individuals taking anticoagulant medications or those with bleeding disorders as it may increase the risk of bleeding.
- Alprostadil should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease as it may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure.
- Alprostadil may interact with other medications, so inform your healthcare provider of all medications you are taking before using Edex.
- Alprostadil should not be used by individuals with anatomical abnormalities of the penis such as Peyronie's disease.
- Edex should not be used by women or children.
- The medication should be used with caution in patients with a history of prolonged erection or conditions that increase the risk of priapism (e.g., sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma, or leukemia).
- Edex (Alprostadil) should be used with caution by patients with a history of bleeding disorders or who are currently taking blood-thinning medications.
- Individuals with a history of cardiovascular disease or low blood pressure should exercise caution when using Edex (Alprostadil) as it may lead to a sudden drop in blood pressure.
- Edex should not be used in conjunction with any other medications or treatments for erectile dysfunction.
- Edex should not be used by patients with penile implants or anatomical abnormalities of the penis.
- Edex (Alprostadil) should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease.
- Store the medication properly and keep it out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should Edex Continuing Pack be stored?
Edex Continuing Pack should be stored in the refrigerator between 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit. It should not be frozen and should be used before the expiration date on the packaging.
How often can I use alprostadil?
Alprostadil shouldn't be used more than three times per week. Make sure to space out each dose by at least 1 day.
How long does Edex Continuing Pack last?
The effects of Edex Continuing Pack typically last for about one to two hours, but this may vary depending on the individual and the dosage used.
How long does it take Alprostadil to start working?
Alprostadil typically starts to work within 5 to 20 minutes after you administer the injection and should last no longer than 1 hour.
It's important to purchase Edex Continuing Pack from verified Canadian pharmacy.