MUSE (alprostadil) is an erectile dysfunction treatment that comes in the form of individual applicators containing an alprostadil pellet.
What are MUSE’s primary advantages?
MUSE is an alternative treatment for men who are unable to tolerate the side effects of tablets, are unable to take them due to medical reasons, or have had insufficient success with tablet treatments (PDE5 inhibitors).
What is MUSE and how does it work?
MUSE’s active ingredient (alprostadil) has a direct effect on the penis’ erectile tissue, causing blood vessels to dilate and causing an erection. It takes five to ten minutes to work and typically lasts 30–60 minutes after administration, though this varies from patient to patient.
What is Muse’s generic name?
MUSE (alprostadil) is a urethral suppository that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. MUSE is injected directly into the urethral lining to help the penis receive more blood flow. It works as a vasodilator to help you get and keep an erection. Generic MUSE is alprostadil.d flow. It works as a vasodilator to help you get and keep an erection. Generic MUSE is alprostadil.
How to use MUSE (alprostadil)?
MUSE (alprostadil) should only be prescribed by a licensed physician. Always read the patient information leaflet that came with MUSE before using it.
A single MUSE applicator, which contains 500 mcg of the active ingredient, is recommended as a starting dose. You should not take more than two doses in a 24-hour period or more than seven doses per week, and you should take MUSE five to ten minutes before engaging in sexual activity. The pellet is deposited inside the urethra after the applicator is carefully inserted into the opening of the penis, as directed in the enclosed leaflet.
Is MUSE a good fit for me?
MUSE should not be taken at the same time as other erectile dysfunction medications, and it may have a reduced effect when combined with high blood pressure medications, decongestants, or appetite suppressants. MUSE should not be used if you are taking blood thinners because it may increase your risk of bleeding. MUSE use may exacerbate dizziness and fainting symptoms when combined with high blood pressure medication.
Do not use MUSE if you have heart problems, have recently had a stroke, or have been told not to have sex for health reasons. MUSE is not recommended if you have a history of long-lasting erections (lasting more than 4 hours), a condition that could cause long-lasting erections, or another illness such as sickle cell anemia or trait, thrombocythemia, polycythemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia.
If you have an abnormally formed penis, an inflammation or infection of the penis or urethra, or if you are prone to venous thrombosis, MUSE should be avoided.
It’s possible that MUSE will make you dizzy or faint. When you feel dizzy or faint, don’t drive or operate machinery.
Unless you use a condom barrier, MUSE should not be used if your female partner is or could be pregnant. If your partner is breastfeeding, seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist before using MUSE.
MUSE does not offer protection against sexually transmitted diseases for you or your partner. If you have a blood-borne disease, using MUSE may cause the disease to spread to your partner.