Alprostadil (Into a vein)
Uses of This Medicine
Alprostadil injection is used to treat certain heart, lung, and blood vessel problems in infants. It is used to temporarily keep the ductus arteriosus (blood vessel in the heart) open before having a surgery.
This medicine is to be given only by or under the supervision of your child’s doctor.
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How To Use
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
Do not let your baby receive this medicine if he had an allergic reaction to alprostadil.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Fast or slow heartbeat
Redness, swelling, or leaking from the IV site
Seizures, fainting, or becoming limp
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Brand names include
Prostin VR Pediatric
There may be other brand names for this medicine.