Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. OraVerse
  2. Regitine

Descriptions


Phentolamine given by injection causes blood vessels to expand, thereby increasing blood flow. When injected into the penis (intracavernosal), it increases blood flow to the penis, which results in an erection.

This medicine should not be used as a sexual aid by men who do not have erectile dysfunction. If the medicine is not used properly, permanent damage to the penis and loss of the ability to have erections could result.

Phentolamine may also be used to reverse the effects of an anesthetic medicine in soft tissues, such as the lips and tongue. It may be used to help quickly restore normal sensation and function in patients who have received local dental anesthesia .

Phentolamine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in product labeling, phentolamine is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Low doses of a three-drug combination of phentolamine, papaverine, and alprostadil as an injection may be used to treat erectile dysfunction.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Injectable
  • Powder for Solution