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Alprostadil Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Alprostadil is also known as: Caverject, Caverject Impulse, Edex, Edex Refill, Muse, Prostin VR Pediatric

Medically reviewed on January 30, 2018

Alprostadil Pregnancy Warnings

This drug is not indicated for use in women.

AU TGA pregnancy category: Not formally assigned to a pregnancy category
US FDA pregnancy category: C (suppositories)
US FDA pregnancy category: Not formally assigned to a pregnancy category (non-suppository formulations)

Comments: Male partners should use a condom during intercourse.

Animal studies have revealed evidence of embryotoxicity. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy.

This drug is chemically identical to prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), which occurs naturally in seminal fluid. Use of this drug may add to the amount of PGE1 present in the seminal fluid. Male partners should use a condom during intercourse to avoid vaginal irritation and risk of preterm delivery.

US FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

See references

Alprostadil Breastfeeding Warnings

This drug is not indicated for use in women.

Excreted into human milk: Unknown
Excreted into animal milk: Data not available

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Caverjet Sterile Powder (alprostadil)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. "Product Information. Prostin VR Pediatric Sterile Solution (alprostadil)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  5. "Product Information. Muse (alprostadil)" Vivus Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  6. "Product Information. Edex (alprostadil)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Caverjet Sterile Powder (alprostadil)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  2. "Product Information. Muse (alprostadil)" Vivus Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  4. "Product Information. Edex (alprostadil)." Schwarz Pharma, Mequon, WI.
  5. "Product Information. Prostin VR Pediatric Sterile Solution (alprostadil)" Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  6. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Further information

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