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(Known as Vitaros in the UK)
What is vitaros cream used for?
Vitaros is a white to off-white cream supplied in AccuDose, a single dose container. AccuDose is a container consisting of a plunger, barrel, and protective cap provided in a protective sachet.
Treatment of men ? 18 years of age with erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve or maintain a penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.
Each single use container contains 300 micrograms of alprostadil in 100 mg of cream (3 mg/g). List of excipients Purified water Ethanol, anhydrous Ethyl laurate Hydroxypropyl guar gum Dodecyl-2-N,N-dimethylaminopropionate hydrochloride Potassium dihydrogen phosphate Sodium hydroxide, for pH adjustment Phosphoric acid, for pH adjustment
Apply Vitaros to the tip of the penis (meatus) within 5 to 30 minutes prior to attempting intercourse. Grasp the tip of the penis with one hand and gently manipulate to widen the opening of the penis.Hold the barrel of the AccuDose container between your fingers and place the tip of the container over the opening of the penis and carefully push down the plunger with your thumb or finger until all the cream is expelled from the AccuDose container barrel into the opening and surrounding skin. Hold the penis in an upright position for approximately 30 seconds in order to allow the cream to penetrate.
Vitaros should not be used in patients with any of the following: - Underlying disorders such as orthostatic hypotension, myocardial infarction and syncope. - Known hypersensitivity to alprostadil or any of the ingredients in Vitaros. - Conditions that might predispose them to priapism, such as sickle cell anaemia or trait, thrombocythemia, polycythemia or multiple myeloma or, leukaemia. - Abnormal penile anatomy such as severe hypospadias, in patients with anatomical deformation of the penis, such as curvature, and in patients with urethritis and balanitis (inflammation/infection of the glans of the penis). - Prone to venous thrombosis or who have a hyperviscosity syndrome and are therefore at increased risk of priapism (rigid erection lasting 4 or more hours). - Vitaros should not be used in patients for whom sexual activity is inadvisable as in men with unstable cardiovascular or unstable cerebrovascular conditions. - Vitaros should not be used for sexual intercourse with a woman with child-bearing potential unless the couple uses a condom barrier. - Vitaros offers no protection from the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
Uncommon: Hyperesthesia, Dizziness, Syncope, Hypotension, Pain in Extremity, Urethral Stenosis, Urinary Tract Inflammation, Penile Itching, Genital Rash, Scrotal Pain,Fullness genital, Prolonged erection/priapism.
Common: Penile Burning,Penile Pain,Penile Erythema, Genital Pain, Penile Erythema, Genital Discomfort, Genital Erythema, Erection Increased,Penile throbbing, Penile numbness,Urethral pain, Rash
Product Code: 13164
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