Active Ingredient(s):Alprostadil FDA Approved: * November 19, 1996 Pharm Company: *VIVUS Category:Men's Health
Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), also known as alprostadil, is a naturally occurring prostaglandin which is used as a medication. In infants with congenital heart defects, it is used by slow injection into a vein to open the ductus arteriosus until surgery can be carried out. By injection into the penis or placement in the urethra, it is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Common side effects when given to babies include decreased breathing, fe...
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