alprostadil

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al·pros·ta·dil

 (ăl-prŏs′tə-dĭl)
n.
A prostaglandin drug, C20H34O5, that acts as a vasodilator and is used in suppository or injectable form to treat erectile dysfunction.

[Probably al(pha-cyclodextrin), sugar to which the prostaglandin is bound to increase its solubility as a drug + prosta(glandin) + (vaso)dil(ator).]
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My facial reaction to a Caverject injection, yes injection, which works by increasing blood flow to the penis and helps to cause an erection, could have gone viral.
Alprostadil intracavernosal injections are marketed under various brand names, including Caverject.
This is particularly true for injectible medications like Caverject and Trimix, drugs that are administered as a shot directly into the penis.
Two others are Muse, which delivers a drug called alprostadil directly to the penis via the urethra (the small opening at the end of the penis) and Caverject, an injectible form of alprostadil.
The new rules may also make a number of other impotence drugs besides Viagra more widely available, including Caverject, MUSE, Viridal and Erecnos.
Caverject fue presentado en el simposium de Chile, como el unico producto aprobado por la FDA que funciona en el 98 por ciento de estos casos, y fue presentado cientificamente hace 10 anos por el japones Ishii.
markets Caverject, a therapy involving injection of the drug alprostadil through small needles into the side of the penis.
Alprostadil or Caverject (synthetic PGE1) is most commonly used in doses of 5-40 [micro]g.
The Caverject which I was given at hospital hasn't had any effect either.
There is a drug called Caverject already on the market.
In 1995, Caverject (alprostadil) became the first FDA-approved penile-injection drug.
Caverject, for erectile dysfunction; Zinecard, which is used in chemotherapy; and Genotropin, a growth hormone, were introduced in the U.