MUSE (alprostadil) is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Studies that established benefit demonstrated improvements in success rates for sexual intercourse compare with similarly administered placebo.
Warning: Do not drive or do other hazardous activities after taking MUSE because low blood pressure or fainting may occur. Fainting within 1 hour of taking MUSE has been reported.
Important Risk Information about MUSE
Because sex is a vigorous physical activity and increases heart rate and work, make certain that your doctor determines that you are healthy enough for sex before you use MUSE. If you have chest pain, nausea or other discomforts during sex, seek immediate medical help.You can continue to read Important Risk Information at the bottom of this page
Important note: After you have used MUSE, it is important to sit, stand, or walk for about 10 minutes while your erection develops. This will increase blood flow to the penis and improve the quality of your erection.
1. Muse [package insert]. Somerset, NJ: Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc; 2011.
MUSE (alprostadil) is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Studies that established benefit demonstrated improvements in success rates for sexual intercourse compared with similarly administered placebo.
Because sex is a vigorous physical activity and increases heart rate and work, make certain that your doctor determines that you are healthy enough for sex before you use MUSE. If you have chest pain, nausea or other discomforts during sex, seek immediate medical help.
The first time you use MUSE should be in your doctor's office so that your doctor can find the dose that is right for you and so that you can be monitored for low blood pressure, which may cause you to faint.
Make sure your doctor knows about any drugs you are using to lower blood pressure before you start using MUSE. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms indicating that blood pressure may be too low (e.g., lightheadedness) when you use MUSE.
Carefully follow your doctor's instructions for inserting MUSE in the urethra to avoid scratching the inside of your urethra (the channel that urine and semen pass through), which could result in minor bleeding. If you are on anti-coagulant (blood thinning) medicine, or have a bleeding disorder, you may be at higher risk of bleeding.
If you have an erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury.
Use a condom if your partner is pregnant, or could become pregnant.
MUSE does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases.
The most common side effects of MUSE are penis pain, burning in the urethral opening, urethral bleeding, pain in testicles, low blood pressure, and dizziness.
MUSE has not been studied in men who have penile implants. There is no experience in homosexual men and no experience with other than vaginal intercourse.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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