I am from Egypt, i have a problem with my dad which i need to be advised about
due to my little knowledge about
I apologize in advance for my non-professional medical English which will be used in my descript
ion to the case.
The case belongs to my dad, he is 65 years old, who had a brain stroke 9 years ago.
His right had was paralyzed, and also he right leg, however, he had been using his leg in very minor activity since then.
Also the brain stroke affected his talking.
4 months ago, we discovered through Doppler ultrasound made on the right leg, that he has a blood flow problem which affects the blood flow in his leg.
We tried to give him all known medicines to solve this problem, all went with failure.
Also the surgery option was not recommended by Doctors.
lately we made also CT Scan with PET and discovered that the problem goes along to the left Leg as well.
Latest doctor advised a medicine called (Prostavasin - Alprostadil 20) Injection., for its known effect regarding Expansion of the arteries.
I tried searching for this medicine in Egypt and couldn`t find it.
I have only the following alternative (Caverject) which i have been informed that its identical to Prostavasin in terms of effective ingredients which is (Alprostadil).
However, reading and asking some doctors, they informed me that (yes they are both the same) however,
Caverject is used for treatment of erectile dysfunction and also (Inject into the dorsolateral aspect of proximal third of penis, avoiding visible veins) !!!
While Prostavasin is normally injected in the arm vein and is used for Expansion of blood vessels.
Also i have another option which is to buy from abroad (a friend of mine is living in France) who could buy me EDEX. (searching the internet as well, found out that EDEX is just like Caverject and is injected directly in the penis)
My question is, could any of the EDEX or Caverject be used for vein injection and are they similar to Prostavasin in terms of effect on Expansion of blood vessels !!
I hope i have been clearly able to describe the case to you and i am waiting for your professional reply to this.
Post Edited (Jazziat) : 12/15/2013 7:50:07 AM (GMT-7)