How can I get Alprostadil?
You can only get Alprostadil if it has been prescribed to you after an assessment from your GP. Alprostadil is not offered to everyone who wants treatment for ED. It is only prescribed under certain circumstances, usually after you have tried other forms of treatment, like PDE-5 inhibitors or CBT.
Once you have your prescription for Alprostadil, you can take it to any pharmacy to get your medicine. Alprostadil is the generic (chemical) name of the treatment, but it is also known as:
These are all branded versions of the same drug, which do the same thing as the medicine called Alprostadil.
Who can’t use Alprostadil? - you can’t use Alprostadil if:
- You are at risk of priapism (a painful, prolonged erection)
- You have been told not to have penetrative sex (for example, if you have a penile implant)
- You have had sickle cell disease, leukaemia, or bone marrow cancer
- You are allergic (hypersensitive) to its ingredients
You can’t use the Alprostadil urethral pellet if:
- You have certain conditions that change the structure of your penis
- You have an infection of the penis (like balanitis)