A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Muse?
Muse is a treatment for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Muse stands for Medicated Urethral System for Erections. It contains the active ingredient alprostadil. Alprostadil is the same as a naturally occurring chemical called prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), which works by widening the blood vessels and thus increasing blood to flow into the penis. This produces an erection suitable for sexual intercourse. It does not involve syringes, it is easier than injections and a good alternative when erection pills do not have the desired effect.
What is Muse used for?
Muse is used to treat impotence. A deficiency of PGE1 can cause ED. ED occurs when there is insufficient blood flow to the penis to achieve or maintain an erection. Increasing blood flow enables the penis to become erect and function sexually. MUSE provides an effective solution to ED because it widens the blood vessels and supplements the deficiency of PGE1, increasing blood flow to the penis and producing an erection suitable for intercourse.
How to use Muse
Muse sticks are administered directly into the opening at the end of the penis (urethra) using a special applicator. The substance is absorbed and relaxes the blood vessels in the corpus cavernosum, thus allowing more blood to enter the penis to cause an erection. Alprostadil takes effect within 5 to 10 minutes and lasts for around 30 to 60 minutes. The applicator is for single use only.
Muse is available in three dosage strengths: 250 mcg, 500 mcg and 1000 mcg, with a choice of one or six vials. The usual starting dose is 250 mcg. If necessary, the dosage can be increased under the supervision of a doctor. Do not use more than two doses in any 24 hour period. Do not use more than seven doses in any seven days.
Seek medical assistance immediately if your erection lasts more than four hours.
Possible side effects include:
- Pain in the penis
- Burning sensation in the urethra
- Headache, dizziness, low blood pressure, minor bleeding in the urethra
- Skin rash
See package leaflet for a full list of possible side effects.
When not to use Muse
Muse is not to be used in:
- Men who are allergic to alprostadil or any other ingredient in Muse.
- Men with a penile disease or physical abnormality of the penis.
- Men with inflammation of the penis or urethra.
Furthermore, Muse is not to be used in conditions such as leukaemia, sickle cell disease, multiple myeloma (Kahler’s disease), thrombocytopenia and polycythaemia. See package leaflet for a complete list. MUSE should not be used by women and children.
Muse can cause dizziness or drowsiness. Stay out of traffic if you experience these side effects. Drinking alcohol can temporarily impair your ability to get an erection. It is therefore advisable to reduce or stop alcohol consumption while taking this medicine.