CAVERJECT IMPULSE- alprostadil injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution
Pharmacia and Upjohn Company LLC
CAVERJECT IMPULSE® [KAV-er-jeckt]
for injection, for intracavernosal use
Read this Patient Information before you start using CAVERJECT IMPULSE and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.
What is CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
CAVERJECT IMPULSE is a prescription medicine used:
CAVERJECT IMPULSE is not meant for use in women or children under 18 years of age.
Who should not use CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
Do not use CAVERJECT IMPULSE if you have:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before using CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
Before you use CAVERJECT IMPULSE, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
CAVERJECT IMPULSE may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way CAVERJECT IMPULSE works causing side effects.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any other medicines that are injected into your penis (intracavernosally) or certain medicines called anticoagulant medicines (such as heparin or warfarin).
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of these medicines, if you are not sure.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I use CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
You should see your healthcare provider every 3 months for check-ups to be sure that CAVERJECT IMPULSE is working the right way and to change your CAVERJECT IMPULSE dose if needed.
What are the possible side effects of CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
CAVERJECT IMPULSE may cause serious side effects, including:
CAVERJECT IMPULSE does not protect you or your partner from getting sexually transmitted infections, including HIV-the virus that causes AIDS.
The most common side effects of CAVERJECT IMPULSE include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of CAVERJECT IMPULSE. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
General information about the safe and effective use of CAVERJECT IMPULSE
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information Leaflet. Do not use CAVERJECT IMPULSE for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CAVERJECT IMPULSE to other people even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.
This Patient Information summarizes the most important information about CAVERJECT IMPULSE. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about CAVERJECT IMPULSE that is written for health professionals.
For more information, go to www.pfizer.com or call 1-800-438-1985.
What are the Ingredients in CAVERJECT IMPULSE?
Active ingredient: alprostadil
Inactive ingredients: alpha cyclodextrin, lactose, sodium citrate, benzyl alcohol and hydrochloric and/or sodium hydroxide for pH adjustment.
What are the causes of and treatments for ED?
There are several causes of ED. These include medications that you may be taking for other conditions, poor blood circulation in the penis, nerve damage, emotional problems, too much smoking or alcohol use, use of street drugs, and hormonal problems. Often, ED is due to more than one cause.
Treatments for ED include switching medications if you are taking a medication that causes erectile dysfunction, prescription medications, medical devices that produce an erection, surgical procedures to correct blood flow in the penis, penile implants, and psychological counseling.
You should not stop taking any prescription medications, unless told to do so by your doctor.
The use of other medical treatments for ED in combination with CAVERJECT is not recommended. Discuss any concerns you may have about combination treatment with your doctor.