EDEX is a prescribed medicine used as a impotence agents. This medicine is known by its generic name alprostadil and comes in form of injection and pellets also. This medicine has been approved for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction, which affects among the maximum number of people. EDEX is administered by intracavernous injection and was found to be a safe and effective treatment for impotence. The active ingredient of Alprostadil is also used to improve blood flow in newborn babies with a certain genetic heart condition. Edex reduces blood vessels and muscles in the penis. This increases blood flow into the penis, causing an erection.

The active agent of this medicine Alprostadil is found with other than Edex in several labels namely Caverject, Caverject Impulse and Muse.

How to Use Edex Injection

  • This medication comes with patient directions leaflet for safe and effective use. Patients should follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • The injectable form of alprostadil is injected into the side of the penis. The transurethral form is a very small suppository (pellet) that is inserted into the opening of the penis (the urethra).
  • Your first dose of this medicine will be given in your doctor’s clinic so you can be observed for how well the medication works and if it causes any side effects.
  • Edex injectable is a powder medicine that comes with a sterile liquid for mixing it.

Cautions before Use Edex Injection

  • Before using Edex make sure with your doctor that if alprostadil, is allergic to you or not which is the active ingredient of the drug; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • People with a medical history, especially of penis conditions such as angulation, fibrosis, scarring, and Peyronie’s disease should not use Edex or any other medicine with the active ingredient of Alprostadil.
  • People with the history of blood cancer like leukemia, multiple myeloma and sickle cell anemia.
  • Use of this drug does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.

Edex Injection Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Edex are as follows:

  • Feeling light-headed or fainting
  • Bleeding from your urethra
  • Bleeding, bruising, or swelling at the injected area
  • A painful erection that lasts 4 hours or longer
  • Severe pain or irritation of your penis or urethra
  • Redness, lumps, tenderness, unusual shape or curving of the erect penis
  • Pain in your penis, urethra, or testicles
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • A rash on the skin of your penis;
  • Warmth or numbness of your penis
  • Symptoms of Flu and cold

Edex Injection Interactions and Overdose

Edex may interact with nitroglycerin, hydralazine or Bidil and also with a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, dalteparin (Fragmin), danaparoid (Orgaran), or enoxaparin (Lovenox).

Overdose symptoms may include feeling light-headed, fainting, or having a painful or prolonged erection lasting 4 hours or longer. If thesesymptoms happens with any patient then the person should be taken under medical support immediately.


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