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Can I take alprostadil for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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This drug isn't right for everyone. Before you take it, tell your doctor if you have:

�Allergic reactions to alprostadil

�Allergies to things like drugs, foods, preservatives, or dyes

�A penile implant

�A history of priapism (painful and prolonged erections not linked to sex)

�Problems with your penis, like curving or birth defects

�Bleeding problems

�Penile infection

�Red or itchy penis

�Peyronie's disease

�Conditions that cause thickened or slower blood flow like leukemia, sickle cell disease or trait, or thrombocythemia

�A prescription blood thinner or if you bruise or bleed easily

�Any prescription or over-the-counter drugs, including herbal and dietary supplements

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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