Also known as: Caverject, Caverject Impulse, Edex, Edex Refill, Muse, Prostin VR Pediatric
The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: I have type 2 diabetes and I have had 2 emergency discectomy's. I was having major erectile dysfunction issues. Long story short, went to doc. He gave me 'truth Serum" injection (my word for EDEX), because he had to measure both flaccid( no problem there) and erect, hence the "serum". Told me to go into waiting room. Not fully knowing what was about to happen, it felt like the incredible hulk had managed to get into my shorts. It was amazing. Not only was I alive, ALIVE!! I honestly felt 18 again ( 48 currently).
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Viagra never worked. Cialis worked partially. I tried the Edex 20 mcg and was amazed at how well it works! I read the instructions two or three times to ensure I understood all. Took time to locate a good spot and avoiding the veins. I was surprised at how little pain there is with the needle (my biggest apprehension) and I did not get any bruising or discoloration at the injection site. Some minor aching, which maybe will go away with further use.
Onset took about 4 minutes and full onset within 10-11 minutes. I would rate the erection at about 80%; I am going to try the 40 mcg. dosage, to see if I can attain closer to 95-100%. Many who post here do not discuss dosage levels?
I am age 66. I wish I had tried this earlier!
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: I tried Edex for the first time last weekend. I was given the 10mcg and it did not do anything. I don't know who was more disappointed me or my wife. This weekend we will try a 20mcg.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Muse (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Tried this as an alternative to phosphodiesterase inhibitors (Levitra and such, just because I get some side effects from these and wanted to see if got better results for less side effects). Slightly awkward application, sticking a plastic stick down, though I rather like the sensation.
Have to say it works REALLY well for me, a bit of penile pain in the area where the pellet is deposited in the urethra, but really quick onset of erection (no need for stimulation at all) and a really firm erection. 500mcg dose is good for me. Also keeps me hard for a good while after climax, so feel ready to go again after a bit of a breather!
65 users found this comment helpful.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: After having my prostrate removed, I could not get an erection. Viagra and Cialis did not work. The next step was injections, which the Dr. recommended Edex. The injection was painless and I had a great erection. I had an erection for 6 hours, which I have to tell you, it is not a pleasure, but after reducing the dose in half it's much better. I highly recommend Edex. The Dr. gave me an Edex card, which took care of the co-pay and ended up costing me nothing.
45 users found this comment helpful.
Review by happycustomer (taken for less than 1 month):
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Used Edex for the first time today. I'm 52. I have low testosterone (350), but no other chronic health issues. My erectile dysfunction is mostly psychological. Doctor gave me a few 20mcg samples. Decided to use a very small dose (about 0.25ml or about 5mcg) since it was my first use. Had a nice hard erection in about 3 minutes, and it lasted about 60 mins. Needle insertion was painless. Small bruise at the insertion site. No pain at all, until about 45 minutes into my erection when I started to have a dull pain in the shaft of my penis. I assume that was due to being erect for 60 mins for the first time in 20 years. Edex was easy to use, worked great for me. Try it !
37 users found this comment helpful.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Excellent results in the first try; removing years of disappointments. As a diabetic, the use of needles is not new but I was unsure of this location and possible errors. It was easy, accurate and without side effects.
28 users found this comment helpful.
Muse (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: If you are not using a condom, your partner may experience painful vaginal itching or burning. If your partner is pregnant, you should use a condom during sexual intercourse because this medicine has not been tested during human pregnancy.
30 users found this comment helpful.
alprostadil for Erectile Dysfunction: For 23 years I have used Prostglandin E1, Aprostadil or Prostin. It changed my whole sex life from quick before it goes down to long and slow. You have to be careful you learn the proper way to take your injection, that is important, and DON'T TAKE TOO MUCH. I have had 6 hour erections that are painful. Take your shots out with you, step into a bathroom and your good to go 10 minutes later. My wife says it the greatest invention ever. No side effects like Viagra no flushing. My face goes purple on Viagra. Start out with small injections and work up to the right dose.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Caverject (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Prostrate completely removed at age 50, erection nerves were cut as well. Caverject injection most reliable to achieve results. Started with 20 mcg strength but moved to 40 mcg strength bottle of dry power to get more servings per bottle. 40 mcg is diluted with 200 cc sterile water and provides 10 events a 20 cc increments. Results usually last about an hour but firmness is dimishing with age. 15 years experience using caverject. I mix myself. I am now 65.
50 users found this comment helpful.
Caverject (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: When used correctly it works well within the 60 to 90 minute time for satisfactory and excellent results. Quick injections and within 10 minutes, you are ready.
36 users found this comment helpful.
Caverject Impulse (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: It feels really good to get an erection quickly and you can keep it without going limp. Caverject works, you need to get the injection site down, no problem.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Tried it last night with great trepidation. I am generally a nervous guy about everything and had high apprehension about injecting myself, getting a 10 hour boner, etc. Happy to say that it was super easy to use. I got a 10Mcg kit and was afraid of a priapus so I injected 5mcg (which you can do). I carefully put pressure on the area I injected for a few minutes and got no bruising. I only got very slight burning that lasted 30 seconds and went away with the aforementioned gentle pressure. Got a wonderful erection that lasted about 2 hours. I was glad I didn't inject the whole ten mcgs! Didn't need to. I am 62 and I think most of my problem is psychological. Sometimes Viagra just won't work for.
37 users found this comment helpful.
alprostadil for Erectile Dysfunction: I have been using alprostadil 20mg. I find the single injection pack takes a lot longer to use and puts you off with changing needles etc. With the new dual chamber units with the screw tops so much quicker and easier.
alprostadil for Erectile Dysfunction: I've been using Alprostadil for about a year now due to erectile dysfunction caused by nerve damage from surgery. It took a while to get the dosage right, but after a bit I was able to deal it in. Although very effective, I have a slow reaction to it. Slow coming up (30-40 minutes) and slow going down (about 2 hours). Hence the 9 out of 10.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Caverject Impulse (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Very dependable - works everytime once you learn how to inject properly. Results start after 15 minutes and last up to almost 2 hours for me. My wife and I love it!
34 users found this comment helpful.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: I use EDEX 40mg and take a 10 mg Levitra. I can sustain an erection easily for one hour. I hold off climax as long as possible. When I feel that I may lose my erection
I hasten to a climax. Usually stays erect for a little while after climax. I am pretty satisfied with the product.
No side effects from EDEX but have a heavy head from the Levitra. I am 75.
32 users found this comment helpful.
alprostadil for Erectile Dysfunction: I had difficulties achieving a full rigid erection since my teens and never found satisfactory treatments until I was 23 when I emotionally opened up to my doctor with tears. I was sent for a Doppler scan of my penis to figure out what's going on. It turned out my left artery on the left side is narrow and I had a birth defect. My doctor showed me how to inject myself and found my dose of 14 mcg. I have not changed the dosage for 14 years. Viagra, Cialis etc. do not help me due to the birth defect. I use the prostaglandin E1 carefully and I think it's a great. I gave it 10 rating. It works.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Muse (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Due to the blood pressure medicines I take, I cannot tolerate Viagra or Cialis. I tried my 1st MUSE (500mg) a few days ago. Since it was my 1st dose, my wife and I about missed the window. I don't believe the 500mg will be enough in the future. I suspect I'll need the 1000mg. The erection wasn't quite as firm as the Viagra and Cialis. But because it had little or no side effect with respect to my blood pressure, it will be a winner for us.
61 users found this comment helpful.
Edex (alprostadil) for Erectile Dysfunction: Sometimes causes a small bruise (pencil point size) to as large as 1 inch by 4 inches (twice). Must add, very infrequently bruised, as I've learned to be careful at the injection site. Been using 40mg Edex for about 6 years. Like it better than Caverject (5 years) for ease of injection and preparation. Twice had gotten bent needles, but called Edex, and the medication was replaced free through my provider. Sometimes use a "ring" with the medication. Gave a 9 instead of 10 because of bruising.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Nov 25th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Nov 19th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Dec 1st, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.