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Prostin VR

Generic name: Alprostadil (Prostin VR) [ al-PROS-ta-dill ]
Brand name: Prostin VR
Drug classes: Impotence agents, Vasodilators

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Sep 3, 2023.


  • Stops in breathing have happened with Prostin VR (alprostadil (prostin VR)) in newborns with some heart problems. Most of the time, this is seen in newborns that weigh less than 2 kg (4.4 lb) at birth and within the first hour of using Prostin VR (alprostadil (prostin VR)). Doctors will be watching your baby's breathing closely.

Uses of Prostin VR:

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Prostin VR?

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Prostin VR (alprostadil (prostin VR)).

Tell the doctor and pharmacist about all of your child's drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for your child to take Prostin VR (alprostadil (prostin VR)) with all of his/her drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug your child takes without checking with the doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Prostin VR?

How is this medicine (Prostin VR) best taken?

Give Prostin VR (alprostadil (prostin VR)) as ordered by your child's doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your child's doctor or get medical help right away if your child has any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

What are some other side effects of Prostin VR?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your child's doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother your child or do not go away:

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your child's doctor. Call your child's doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Prostin VR?

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