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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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*After the patent expiration of key drugs such as Cialis (tadalafil) in 2017 and Levitra (vardenafil) in 2018, other drugs such as Stendra/Spedra, Zydena (udenafil), and Vitaros (Alprostadil Cream) are expected to capture the market share during the forecasts period.
But when the drug, alprostadil, which makes blood vessels expand, was injected there was an immediate reaction between it, his HIV medication and the Viagra, he toldGCN.
In addition, intracavernosal injections with phentolamine, papaverine and alprostadil have been used successfully (80%) for improvement of erectile dysfunction by releasing higher levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate, another potent dilatator, despite undesirable side effects such as priapism and hematoma (16).
Self-Injections: Sometimes a doctor can prescribe a medication called alprostadil that men are required to inject at the base of the penis.
The following pharmacological measures for CIN prevention were investigated: N-acetylcysteine, theophylline, fenoldopam, iloprost, alprostadil, prostaglandin E 1, statins, statins plus ACC, bicarbonate sodium, bicarbonate sodium plus ACC, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), tocopherol (vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid, atrial natriuretic peptide, B-type natriuretic peptide, and carperitide.
The frequent use of high-potency vasodilators, such as iloprost, bosentan, sildenafil, or alprostadil, relieves symptoms and reduces the risk of amputation.
* Alprostadil is a prostaglandin El analogue that increases genital vasodilation when applied topically and is currently undergoing investigational trials.
Protective effects of N-acetylcysteine and a prostaglandin E1 analog, alprostadil, against hepatic ischemia: reperfusion injury in rats.
Glycerine trinitrate infusion 1ug/kg/min-2ug/kg/min was started to achieve pulmonary vasodilation by increasing cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate in the constricted pulmonary vasculature.4,5 Nebulized through endotracheal tube continuously with Alprostadil (prostaglandin E1) at a rate of 5ml/hour, a potent inhaled pulmonary vasodilator.
I had a brief moment of hope when I came across something called Alprostadil. It was an injection and seemed to work quite well.