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How do I use the alprostadil suppository?

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First, urinate. The small amount of urine left in the urethra will help dissolve the suppository.

The suppository is about half the size of a grain of rice. You’ll put it into the urethra (the opening at the end of the penis) using a plastic applicator.

You can use a small amount of lubricant like KY Jelly or Astroglide to help. Push the button on the applicator to put the suppository into the urethra.

To help dissolve the suppository once inside, roll your penis between your hands for 10 seconds. If you feel any stinging, continue this motion to help that feeling stop.

Sit, stand, or walk for 10 minutes to boost blood flow to your penis to help with an erection.

If you have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

SOURCES:

Vivus Inc.

American Urological Association.

 PDR.net.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Vivus Inc.

American Urological Association.

 PDR.net.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 22, 2019

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