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How does alprostadil treat erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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This prescription-only medication makes your blood vessels expand. That boosts blood flow throughout your body, including the penis, so it can help you get an erection if you have ED.

You can inject alprostadil directly into your penis. Or you can use it as a suppository that goes into the opening at the tip of your penis.

SOURCES:

Vivus Inc.

American Urological Association.

 PDR.net.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Vivus Inc.

American Urological Association.

 PDR.net.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 12, 2017

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