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Alprostadil Side Effects

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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Alprostadil, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Alprostadil side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Alprostadil.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Alprostadil side effects are:
Bronchopneumonia (1 reports)

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Alprostadil Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Alprostadil reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Alprostadil on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Chills, Erythema, Overdose, Priapism
on Nov 01, 2006 Male from SPAIN , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: chills, erythema, overdose, priapism. Alprostadil dosage: 20 Mcg (20 Mcg 1 In 1 Day(s)).

Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Pressure Increased, Dysuria, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Visual Acuity Reduced
Patient was taking Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: abdominal pain upper, blood glucose increased, blood pressure increased, dysuria, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, visual acuity reduced on Jun 14, 2006 from UKRAINE Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Alprostadil dosage: 2 X 40 Ug Per Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Glibanclamide


Anaemia, Condition Aggravated, Platelet Count Decreased
Adverse event was reported on Nov 17, 2006 by a Male taking Alprostadil (Dosage: 40 Mcg (20 Mcg 2 In 1 Day(s)), Intravenous Drip) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , 86 years of age, After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: anaemia, condition aggravated, platelet count decreased.

Haemoptysis
on Nov 23, 2006 Male from SPAIN , 81 years of age, was treated with Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: haemoptysis. Alprostadil dosage: N/A.


Diverticulum Intestinal Haemorrhagic, Large Intestinal Haemorrhage
on Nov 14, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: diverticulum intestinal haemorrhagic, large intestinal haemorrhage. Alprostadil dosage: 80 Mg (40 Mcg 2 In 1 Day(s)).
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Abbokinase
  • Warfarin Sodium
  • Mecobalamin
  • Amitriptyline Hydrochloride
  • Loxoprofen Sodium
  • Famotidine
  • Valsartan
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt


Cardiac Failure
Patient was taking Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: cardiac failure on Oct 25, 2006 from SPAIN Additional patient health information: Female , 89 years of age, . Alprostadil dosage: 160 Mcg (80 Mcg 2 In 1 Day(s)) Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Oedema
Adverse event was reported on Oct 11, 2006 by a Female taking Alprostadil (Dosage: Intravenous Drip) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , 80 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: pulmonary oedema.
Associated medications used:
  • Galenic (cilastatin, Imipenem)
  • Flavine Adenine Dinucleotide (flavine Adenine Dinucleotide)


Duodenal Ulcer Haemorrhage
on Oct 18, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: duodenal ulcer haemorrhage. Alprostadil dosage: 120 Mcg (60 Mcg 1 In 2 Day (s)) Intravenous Drip.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lisinopril
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Allopurinol
  • Amlodipine Besylate
  • Aspirin
  • Insulin Aspart (insulin Aspart)


Renal Failure Acute
on Oct 16, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: renal failure acute. Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day(s)), Intravenous Drip.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Sodium Bicarbonate In Plastic Container
Patient was hospitalized.

Pulmonary Oedema
Patient was taking Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: pulmonary oedema on Oct 11, 2006 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Alprostadil dosage: Intravenous Drip.
Associated medications used:
  • Galenic /cilastatin/imipenem/ (cilastatin, Imipenem)
  • Flavine Denine Dinucleotide (flavine Denine Dinucleotide)


Cardiac Failure Acute, Condition Aggravated, Dyspnoea, Malaise, Pain In Extremity, Palpitations
Adverse event was reported on May 19, 2006 by a Male taking Alprostadil (Dosage: See Image) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , 70 years of age, Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: cardiac failure acute, condition aggravated, dyspnoea, malaise, pain in extremity, palpitations. Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Culture Positive, Chills, Enterobacter Infection
on Sep 08, 2006 Male from GERMANY , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: blood culture positive, chills, enterobacter infection. Alprostadil dosage: 60 Mcg, Intravenous Drip.

Blood Urine Present, Glucose Urine Present, Herpes Zoster, Neurogenic Bladder, Protein Urine Present, White Blood Cell Count Decreased
on Aug 03, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: blood urine present, glucose urine present, herpes zoster, neurogenic bladder, protein urine present, white blood cell count decreased. Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day(s); Intravenous Drip.
Associated medications used:
  • Telmisartan
  • Nifedipin (nifedipine)
  • Pravastatin Sodium
  • Famotidine
  • Sarpogrelate Hydrochloride
  • Nateglinide
Patient was hospitalized.

Coronary Artery Bypass, Eosinophil Count Increased, Epidermal Necrosis, Erythema Multiforme, Postoperative Wound Complication
Patient was taking Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: coronary artery bypass, eosinophil count increased, epidermal necrosis, erythema multiforme, postoperative wound complication on Jul 12, 2006 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with
  • ulcer
  • thrombosis prophylaxis
  • hypertension
  • convulsion
  • hypovitaminosis
  • prophylaxis against gastrointestinal ulcer
  • constipation
  • infection prophylaxis
and. Alprostadil dosage: 210 Mcg Cutaneous.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Bayer (acetylsalicylic Acid) (100 Mg Oral)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (5 Mg Oral)
  • Phenytoin (300 Mg Oral)
  • Cinal (ascorbic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate) (3 G Oral)
  • Teprenone (teprenone) (150 Mg Oral)
  • Magnesium Oxide (magnesium Oxide) (1500 Mg Oral)
  • Neomycin Sulfate (2 Df Transdermal)
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaesthetic Complication, Bronchopneumonia, Chest Pain, Duodenal Ulcer, Gastric Ulcer Haemorrhage, Ischaemia, Leg Amputation, Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
Adverse event was reported on Jun 28, 2006 by a Female taking Alprostadil (Dosage: 2 X 40 Mcg Per Day Intravenous Drip) was diagnosed with and. Location: POLAND , 77 years of age, After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: anaesthetic complication, bronchopneumonia, chest pain, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer haemorrhage, ischaemia, leg amputation, peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Ketoprofen 100mg, Ampoules (ketoprofen)
  • Pethidine Hydrochloride 50mg, Ampoules (pethidine Hydrochloride)
  • Pethidine Hydrochloride 100mg, Ampoules (pethidine Hydrochloride)
  • Furosemide 40mg, Tablets (furosemide)
  • Amlodipine 5mg, Tablets (amlodipine)
  • Ticlopidine 250mg, Tablets (ticlopidine)
  • Potassium Chloride 750mg, Tablets (potassium Chloride)
  • Ranitidine Hydrochloride 150mg, Tablets (ranitidine Hydrochloride)
Patient was hospitalized.

Atelectasis, Bacteria Urine, Blood Albumin Decreased, Lymphadenopathy, Open Wound, Platelet Count Decreased, Platelet Count Increased, Pleural Effusion, Pulmonary Congestion
on Feb 22, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: atelectasis, bacteria urine, blood albumin decreased, lymphadenopathy, open wound, platelet count decreased, platelet count increased, pleural effusion, pulmonary congestion. Alprostadil dosage: 120 Mcg Intravenous Drip.
Associated medications used:
  • Sodium Bicarbonate In Plastic Container
  • Strong Neo-minophagen C (aminoacetic Acid, Cysteine, Glycyrrhizic Acid
  • Vancomycin Hydrochloride
  • Teicoplanin (teicoplanin)
  • Arbekacin (arbekacin)
Patient was hospitalized.

Abscess, Cardiac Failure, Dyspnoea, Foot Amputation, Impaired Healing, Left Ventricular Failure, Pulmonary Congestion, Pulmonary Oedema
on Jun 23, 2006 Male from GERMANY , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: abscess, cardiac failure, dyspnoea, foot amputation, impaired healing, left ventricular failure, pulmonary congestion, pulmonary oedema. Alprostadil dosage: 80 Mcg (40 Mcg 2 In 1 Day(s)); Intravenous Drip.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Diclofenac Sodium
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Verapamil Hcl
  • Furosemide
  • Valsartan
  • Pantoprazole Sodium
  • Cefazolin
  • Ampicillin-comp (ampicillin Sodium, Sulbactam Sodium)


Abscess, Body Temperature Increased, Cardiac Failure, Infusion Related Reaction, Myocardial Infarction, Myocarditis, Pleurisy, Pneumonia Staphylococcal
Patient was taking Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: abscess, body temperature increased, cardiac failure, infusion related reaction, myocardial infarction, myocarditis, pleurisy, pneumonia staphylococcal on Jun 08, 2006 from RUSSIAN FEDERATION Additional patient health information: Male , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Alprostadil dosage: 60 Mcg (20 Mcg 3 In 3 Hour(s)) Intravenous. Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Dehydration, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Hyponatraemia, Pneumonia Aspiration, Pyrexia, Sepsis
Adverse event was reported on Jul 14, 2006 by a Female taking Alprostadil (Dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day (s)) Intravenous Drip) was diagnosed with and. Location: JAPAN , 82 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: dehydration, depressed level of consciousness, hyponatraemia, pneumonia aspiration, pyrexia, sepsis.

Herpes Zoster, Neurogenic Bladder
on Aug 03, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: herpes zoster, neurogenic bladder. Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day (s)) Intravenous Drip.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Telmisartan (telmisartan)
  • Nifedipin (nifedipine)
  • Pravastatin
  • Famotidine
  • Sarpogrelate Hydrochloride (sarpogrelate Hydrochloride)
  • Starlix
Patient was hospitalized.

Body Temperature Increased, Bronchopleural Fistula, Diffuse Vasculitis, Lung Abscess, Lung Infiltration, Renal Failure Acute
on Jun 08, 2006 Male from RUSSIAN FEDERATION , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: body temperature increased, bronchopleural fistula, diffuse vasculitis, lung abscess, lung infiltration, renal failure acute. Alprostadil dosage: 60 Mcg (20 Mcg 3 In 3 Hour (s)) Intravenous.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Pentoxifylline
Patient was hospitalized.

Blood Creatinine Decreased, Blood Urea Decreased, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Hyponatraemia, Pneumonia Aspiration, Sepsis
Patient was taking Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: blood creatinine decreased, blood urea decreased, depressed level of consciousness, hyponatraemia, pneumonia aspiration, sepsis on Jul 14, 2006 from JAPAN Additional patient health information: Female , 82 years of age, . Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day(s)).
Associated medications used:
  • Raloxifene Hcl


Bacteroides Infection, Body Temperature Increased, Leukocytosis, Penile Abscess, Peyronie's Disease, Scar, Tachycardia
Adverse event was reported on Jun 06, 2006 by a Male taking Alprostadil (ed) (alprostadil (ed)) (Dosage: 15 Mcg Intracavernous) was diagnosed with and. Location: EGYPT , 53 years of age, Patient felt the following Alprostadil side effects: bacteroides infection, body temperature increased, leukocytosis, penile abscess, peyronie's disease, scar, tachycardia. Patient was hospitalized.

Hyponatraemia
on Jul 14, 2006 Female from JAPAN , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. After Alprostadil was administered, patient encountered several Alprostadil side effects: hyponatraemia. Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg Intravenous Drip.

Apnoea, Blood Pressure Decreased, Cardiac Failure, Ejection Fraction Decreased, Feeling Cold, Hypoaesthesia, Intermittent Claudication, Myocardial Infarction
on Jan 25, 2006 Male from JAPAN , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Alprostadil. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Alprostadil side effects: apnoea, blood pressure decreased, cardiac failure, ejection fraction decreased, feeling cold, hypoaesthesia, intermittent claudication, myocardial infarction. Alprostadil dosage: 40 Mcg (40 Mcg 1 In 1 Day(s)).
Associated medications used:
  • Pletal
  • Insulin Aspart(genetical Recombination)
  • Isosrbide Dinitrate
  • Disopyramide
  • Kallidinogenase


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    Alternative ALPROSTADIL Names:ALPROSTAD

    Active Ingredient: ALPROSTAD

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 253

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    Reported deaths: 48

    Reported hospitalizations: 102

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