I sit here with a sample package of 2 20 mcg Caverject Impulse injection systems and a prescript
ion for Caverject 40 mcg injectable powder for injection 1 Once per day, Dispense 1 vial, 3 refills.
The Impluse I understand and can use, but the script for injectable powder has me bumfuzzled. I didn't notice until I got home about the powder part. I will be going to the pharmacy tommorrow and would like to understand somewhat just what I have so I can seem to know what I doing. How does the powder reconstitute? I understand how the Impulse system works, but if all I get is a vial of powder, then how does that work? Or does it really mean that I get a powder and some type of sterile water to mix. If so, how is the mixing done? I notice that the package instructions for Impulse mentions that Caverject is also available as a "Caverject Sterile Powder packaged in vials, 6 vials per carton" and also as a "Caverject Sterile Powder vials with diluent syringe, 6 syringe systems per carton". By the use of the word system, I wonder if this is the same as the Impulse system, even if listed seperately as a form of Caverject that is available? Also, there's "Caverject Injection, aqueous, 5 amplues per carton" available under the same trade name. All very confusing.
I remember someone here mentioning that the VA adminsters Caverject as a powder. Someone who gets it from the VA want to describe the details involved in mixing and using it from a powder? Anyone else get it this way outside of the VA? Anyone know anything about the various forms of Caverject and can describe their uses.