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Brand name: Caverject

Caverject is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) alprostadil. On this page you will find out more about Caverject, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: alprostadil

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Caverject (1 x 10 microgram vial, 1 x inert diluent syringe), 1 pack

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Intracavernosal alprostadil (PGE1) is indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in adult males. Intracavernosal alprostadil may be a useful adjunct to other diagnostic tests in the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 vial + 1 prefilled syringe of diluent: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 vials + 10 prefilled syringes of diluent: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
5 vials + 5 prefilled syringes of diluent: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance Clear colourless liquid
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intracavernosal
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance White to off-white powder
Dosage Form Injection, powder for
Route of administration Intracavernosal

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Multiple containers
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

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