Active ingredients: alprostadil
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 14 JANUARY 1994: PROSTIN VR Sterile Solution (alprostadil) is indicated for palliative, not definitive, therapy to temporarily maintain the patency of the ductus arteriosus until corrective or palliative surgery can be performed in neonates who have congenital heart defects and who depend upon a patent ductus for survival. Such congenital heart defects include pulmonary atresia, pulmonary stenosis, tricuspid atresia, tetralogy of Fallot, interruption of the aortic arch, coarctation of the aorta, mitral atresia, or transposition of the great vessels with or without other defects. PROSTIN VR should be administered only by medically trained personnel in facilities in which paediatric patients can receive or have access to paediatric intensive care.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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Clear colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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Reporting side effects
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