What is the drug papaverine used for?
PAPAVERINE (pa PAV er een) is a vasodilator. It relaxes the blood vessels which makes it easier for blood to pass through them. It is used to treat certain conditions that cause blood vessels to spasm. This medicine may also be used to relieve the spasms associated with urinary tract, gallbladder or stomach.
Is papaverine used for erectile dysfunction?
Papaverine is used to produce erections in some men with erectile dysfunction. When papaverine is injected into the penis (intracavernosal), it increases blood flow to the penis, which results in an erection.
What are the side effects of papaverine?
Papaverine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- flushing (feeling of warmth)
- skin rash.
- upset stomach.
- loss of appetite.
What is the cost of papaverine injection?
The cost for papaverine injectable solution (30 mg/mL) is around $392 for a supply of 20 milliliters, depending on the pharmacy you visit. Prices are for cash paying customers only and are not valid with insurance plans.
Does papaverine help with pain?
Papaverine is used to treat many conditions that cause spasm of smooth muscle. This includes chest pain, circulation problems, heart attack, or disorders of the stomach or gallbladder.
How long does papaverine last?
Erection usually occurs within 10 minutes of injection of the drug and may persist for one to several hours. Tolerance to papaverine hydrochloride may occur during long-term use and may require an increase in dosage. The dose should be reduced if erections persist for longer than four hours.
Can papaverine be taken daily?
Adults—30 to 60 milligrams (mg) injected very slowly into the area of your penis as directed by your doctor. Allow one or two minutes to completely inject the dose. Do not inject more than one dose in a day. Also, do not use this medicine more than two days in a row or more than three times a week.
Where do you inject papaverine?
Using a sterile needle, inject the medicine slowly and directly into the base of the penis as instructed by your doctor. Papaverine should not be injected just under the skin. The injection is usually not painful, although you may feel some tingling in the tip of your penis.
Does papaverine need to be refrigerated?
Papaverine + phentolamine (Bimix) doesnLt need refrigeration.
How long can the average man stay erect?
Typically, an average erection may last from a few minutes to roughly half an hour. However, this can vary significantly due to the many factors that can affect erection duration. It is also worth noting that a person does not need an erection to achieve orgasm.
Does papaverine cause high blood pressure?
increased heart rate, slight increase in blood pressure, and. irregular heartbeats.