What is Bioglandin Injection
Bioglandin Injection is used in the treatment of erectile issues in males. The drug is considered as a prostaglandin (PGE-1). Bioglandin 500mcg Injection increases the flow of blood to the penis as it relaxes some muscles and widen the blood vessels effectively. As the effect of Bioglandin 500mcg Injection starts to reduce the blood flow through the penis also decreases and the erection goes away.
When is Bioglandin 500mcg Injection is prescribed?
Bioglandin uses for the treatment of impotence; where achieving and sustaining an erection is a problem while having sexual intercourse. However, it will work only if there is sexual stimulation. It is also sometimes used for the diagnosis of erectile dysfunction.
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This medicine is also used for the supportive treatment of a birth defect where a temporary blood vessel does not close soon after birth.
Uses of Bioglandin Injection
Bioglandin 500mcg Injection is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Major & minor alprostadil side effects are here
- Pain and burning sensation in the penis
- Urethral bleeding
- Testicular pain
- Dizziness and fainting
- Increased heartbeat
- Prolonged and painful erection
- Hardening of penile tissue
- Injection site bruising and red coloration
- Swelling and rashes at the penile region
- Bleeding at the injection site
- Swelling of veins
- Visual disturbancesS
How to use Bioglandin Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Bioglandin Injection works
alprostadil mechanism of action is similar to a natural substance found in the body called prostaglandin E1 and belongs to a class of drugs known as vasodilators. It widens blood vessels and increases blood flow to the penis making it easier to have an erection.
This medicine is taken on a need basis and hence a dosing regimen is highly unlikely.
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms may include fainting, feeling light-headed, prolonged and painful erection etc.
Warnings for special population
Pregnancy – alprostadil is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Appropriate precautionary measures should be adopted if your partner is taking this medicine. Contact your doctor immediately if a pregnancy is suspected while your partner is using this medicine.
Breast-feeding – This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
Hypotension – Consumption of Bioglandin Injection can cause a mild and short-lasting decrease in blood pressure. Caution should be exercised if you are taking any medication for lowering high blood pressure.
Other medicines – Bioglandin Injection should be used with caution if you are taking medicines for hypertension, heart disease etc. Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor.
Prolonged and painful erection – Bioglandin Injection should be used with caution if you have had a painful erection lasting for more than 4 hours. This may be due to an underlying condition like Sickle cell anemia, Multiple Myeloma or Leukemia.
Bleeding disorder – Bioglandin Injection should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders. Suitable dose adjustment and safety monitoring are advised if the patient is taking medicines to manage the disorder.
Heart disease – This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a disease of the heart and blood vessels. Suitable diagnostic tests and dose adjustments are advised to ensure safe and effective use of this medicine in such cases.