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The Edex Starter Pack contains Alprostadil, a prostaglandin-based medication that is used to initiate the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Alprostadil works by relaxing the muscles around the penis and widening the blood vessels, allowing for increased blood flow to the area. This increased blood flow ultimately enables the patient to achieve an erection.
Edex is a prescription medication and should only be taken under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
Use and Dosage
Edex Starter Pack is a kit containing two double chamber cartridges, powder for injection, and a sterile diluent solution. Here are general instructions on how to use Edex Starter Pack:
- Wash your hands thoroughly.
- Choose an injection site on the side of the penis, avoiding any visible veins or nerves.
- Using a new, sterile syringe and needle, draw up 1 ml of the diluent solution and inject it into the cartridge containing the powder. Swirl gently until the powder is fully dissolved.
- Draw up the recommended dose of the reconstituted Edex solution into the syringe.
- Inject the Edex solution into the chosen injection site in the side of the penis.
- Apply pressure to the injection site with sterile gauze or tissue for a few minutes after injection to minimize bleeding.
- Dispose of the used syringe and needle properly.
- Do not reuse any syringes or needles.
Follow the instructions for use provided by your healthcare provider or as included in the package insert. They may recommend a different dose or injection site based on your individual needs.
Common Side Effects of Edex Starter Pack (Alprostadil):
- Bleeding at the injection site
- Bruising 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 Starter 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 Starter Pack (Alprostadil) is available in the following forms and strength:
Edex Starter Pack: Injection
- 20 mcg
- 40 mcg
- Edex (Alprostadil) is a prescription medication and should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Erections that last more than 6 hours can cause severe damage to the penile tissue and may result in permanent impotence. Seek medical help immediately if you experience a prolonged or painful erection while using Edex.
- Edex should not be used by individuals with a history of certain medical conditions such as penile implants, fibrotic disorders, or priapism (persistent and painful erection).
- Individuals with certain medical conditions such as bleeding disorders, uncontrolled hypotension (low blood pressure), or severe liver or kidney disease should use Edex with caution, under the guidance of a healthcare provider.
- Edex may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners, antihypertensives (blood pressure medications), or alpha-blockers. Inform your healthcare provider about all medications you are taking before using Edex.
- Edex may cause injection-site reactions such as pain, swelling, or bruising. Follow proper injection techniques and notify your healthcare provider if you experience any injection-related side effects.
- The safety and effectiveness of Edex have not been established in patients under 18 years of age, women, or individuals without erectile dysfunction.
- Edex should only be used as directed by a healthcare provider and should not be shared with others.
- Edex should be kept out of reach of children and should be stored at room temperature.
- If you experience any serious side effects or an allergic reaction to Edex, such as difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, or hives, seek medical attention immediately and stop using the medication.
- Edex may cause dizziness or fainting, especially if used in combination with certain medications such as nitroglycerin or alpha-blockers. Use Edex as directed and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery until you know how it affects you.
- Edex may increase the risk of bleeding in individuals with bleeding disorders or those taking blood thinners. Notify your healthcare provider of any bleeding episodes while using Edex.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for Edex to work?
Edex typically works within 5 to 20 minutes after injection.
How long do the effects of Edex last?
The effects of Edex may last up to 1-2 hours after administration.
Is Alprostadil safe?
Alprostadil is generally safe when used as directed, but it may cause side effects such as pain or discomfort at the injection site, prolonged erections, or penile fibrosis. Discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.
It's important to purchase Edex Starter Pack from verified Canadian pharmacy.