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Impotence Drug Aids Treatment of Rare Lung Disease: Study

Posted 1 day 6 hours ago by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 – A combination treatment using the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis may greatly reduce death and hospitalization from an incurable lung disease that mainly affects women, a new clinical trial shows. Cialis combined with a blood pressure medication called ambrisentan (Letairis) significantly reduced the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension, according to results published in the Aug. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The condition involves high blood pressure in the arteries leading into the lungs. People who took the combination therapy were half as likely to die, require hospitalization or have severe progression of their illness, when compared with people who only received one of the two drugs, researchers found. The results are so encouraging that the maker of Cialis, GlaxoSmithKline, has submitted them to the U.S. Food and Drug ... Read more

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Impotence Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 20, 2015 – Men who experience impotence may face twice the risk of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes compared to men without such sexual problems, a new study suggests. "This effect was more significant among middle-aged men 40 to 59 years old," said lead researcher Dr. Sean Skeldon, a resident in family medicine at the University of Toronto in Canada. "The probability of having undiagnosed diabetes increased from one in 50 in men without erectile dysfunction, to one in 10 in men with erectile dysfunction," Skeldon said. It's important to note this study only found a link between impotence and type 2 diabetes. It didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship between the health issues. The report was published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. For the study, Skeldon's team collected data on more than 4,500 men 20 and older who took part in the U.S. ... Read more

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Viagra, Other ED Meds Won't Raise Melanoma Risk

Posted 23 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 23, 2015 – Could impotence drugs like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra raise a man's odds for melanoma skin cancer? A new review of data involving over 20,000 men does find a slightly higher risk of the disease in men who took erectile dysfunction drugs versus those who didn't. However, the researchers believe the bump in risk is tied to lifestyle factors that men who take impotence medications indulge in – such as tanning – rather than the pills themselves. "The bottom-line is that we found no evidence of a causal relationship between any type of erectile dysfunction drug and an increased risk for either melanoma or basal cell carcinoma," said study lead researcher Dr. Stacy Loeb, a urologist with NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. The study, which received no funding from the pharmaceutical industry, is published in the June 23 issue of the Journal of the American ... Read more

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Impotence Drugs Don't Fix All Sexual Concerns: Study

Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 – Popping a little blue pill doesn't guarantee that an older man will be happy with his sex life, British researchers report. Men who take drugs like Viagra and Cialis continue to express more concern and dissatisfaction with their overall sex life, compared with men who don't suffer from erectile dysfunction, according to results of a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Manchester. These men also are more likely to worry about their erections, orgasms, level of sexual desire and frequency of sexual activity, said David Lee, a research fellow on aging at the university's School of Social Sciences. "Their sexual function improved, but these men weren't reporting that they were any happier with their sexual relations with their partner," Lee said. Men taking Viagra-type drugs also were more sexually active and more frequently engaged in sexual ... Read more

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Illegal Online Meds Targeted in Worldwide Crackdown, FDA Says

Posted 25 May 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 – Illegal online pharmacies that sell unapproved and potentially dangerous prescription drugs to Americans were targeted this week in a worldwide operation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. More than 19,600 packages containing medicines supposedly from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain were seized in the action, which involved authorities from 111 countries, the FDA said in a news release. The packages actually contained unapproved or suspected fake drugs from countries such as China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore and Taiwan, as well as Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, the agency reported. In the United States, officials inspected shipments at international mail facilities in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City and seized or detained 583 packages. Many of the packages contained illegal prescription ... Read more

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Viagra, Cialis May Help Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Patients

Posted 7 May 2014 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 – Drugs normally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in adult males may help boys who have a muscle disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a new study. In the small study including just 10 boys with the disease, researchers found that the popular drugs Viagra and Cialis improved blood flow to the boys' weakened muscles. "Boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a blood flow abnormality – delivery of blood and oxygen to their muscles – that does not increase the way it should during mild exercise," said lead researcher Dr. Ronald Victor, the associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. Because the blood vessels do not enlarge in a normal way in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, muscles are starved for oxygen, according to Victor. Cialis and Viagra work by enlarging blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow, which is ... Read more

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Cialis May Not Prevent Impotence in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer

Posted 1 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 – Taking the erectile dysfunction drug Cialis while receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer doesn't seem to help men's sexual function after treatment, a new study finds. About 40 percent of men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer suffer from erectile dysfunction afterward, according to the study. The researchers wanted to find out whether impotence could be prevented by having patients take Cialis (tadalafil) during the course of treatment. But there was very little difference in outcome when Cialis was compared to a placebo pill. "There is no indication to use Cialis in men about to undergo radiotherapy for prostate cancer," said lead researcher Dr. Thomas Pisansky, a professor of radiation oncology at the Mayo Clinic. "Cialis should be reserved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction if and when it occurs," he added. The report was ... Read more

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Thousands of Dangerous Erection Cases Seen in ERs Each Year, Study Finds

Posted 2 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 29 – A new study suggests that thousands of men seek care in U.S. emergency rooms each year for the painful condition known as priapism – an erection that lasts too long and threatens to permanently harm the penis. The researchers estimated that it costs $124 million a year on average to treat priapism at hospitals. "We're not talking about a massive problem, but it's more common than we thought," said study author Dr. Daniel Stein, chief resident with the urology department at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. It's not clear how many of an estimated 10,000 cases annually are due to a side effect of Viagra and similar impotence drugs, but urologists say they've seen very few men suffering from the infamous four-hour-plus erections that TV ads warn about. Sickle cell disease actually may be responsible for a much higher number of cases. Stein said ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: SexVoltz, Velextra, and Amerect by Beomonstar Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 9 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: BeaMonstar Products notified the public that it is recalling its SexVoltz, Velextra, and Amerect capsules to the retail level. Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA on SexVoltz and Velextra has determined these products contain undeclared tadalafil. Amerect is voluntarily recalled because it has the potential to contain undeclared tadalafil. Tadalafil is an FDA-Approved drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED), making the products unapproved new drugs. This undeclared active ingredient poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. SexVoltz SKU’s 626570609490, 827912089028, 626570617877, 626570615316 Velextra SKU’s 626570619475, 626 ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Bullet Proof: Public Notification - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 8 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use “Bullet Proof,” a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and in some retail stores. FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Bullet Proof” contains tadalafil, the active ingredient in Cialis, an FDA-approved prescription drug for Erectile Dysfunction (ED).  This undeclared ingredient may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.  Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. BACKGROUND: These products are typically promoted for sexual enhancement, weight loss, and body building, and are often represented as being “all natural.”  RECOMMENDATION:  Consumers should stop using this product immediately and throw it away.  Consumers who have experienced any negative side eff ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: American Lifestyle Vicerex and Black Ant Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 3 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: May 1, 2013 - American Lifestyle is announcing that it is conducting a voluntary recall of all lots of Vicerex UPC 893490820087 and Black Ant UPC 4026666142546. Laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA has determined the Vicerex product contains undeclared tadalafil and the Black Ant product contains undeclared sildenafil. Tadalafil and sildenafil are FDA-Approved drugs used to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED), making the Vicerex and the Black Ant products unapproved new drugs. These undeclared active ingredients poses a threat to consumers because tadalafil and sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. No Adverse events have been reported related to this recall. BACKGROUND: ... Read more

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Impotence Drug Cialis Might Have Other Sexual Benefits: Study

Posted 30 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 – Cialis, the erectile dysfunction medication known to help men get ready for sex, may also help encourage ejaculation and orgasm, a new study suggests. "There are many men who have, at most, very mild problems achieving an erection but who cannot easily ejaculate. Our study shows Cialis works very well for these men with problems ejaculating," lead researcher Dr. Darius Paduch, director of Sexual Health and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, said in a college news release. In the study, which was funded by Cialis' maker, Eli Lilly and Company, Paduch's team analyzed data from 17 clinical trials involving men with erectile dysfunction and/or trouble ejaculating or achieving orgasm. The trials included almost 3,600 men averaging about 55 years of age. The men typically took Cialis for 12 weeks, at varying doses. As reported in the February ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Mojo Nights and Mojo Nights for Her: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 21 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Evol Nutrition Associates, Inc./Red Dawn (“Evol Nutrition”) notified the public of a nationwide recall of all lots of two dietary supplement products distributed by the company under the names Mojo Nights and Mojo Nights for Her to the consumer level. Testing by the FDA revealed the presence of undeclared tadalafil and sildenafil in Mojo Nights (Evol Nutrition is also recalling Mojo Nights for Her). Tadalafil and sildenafil are active ingredients of FDA-approved drugs for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Mojo Nights an unapproved new drug. These undeclared active ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates.  BACKGROUND: These two products were distributed nationwide via retail sto ... Read more

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Viagra May Help Children With Rare Blood Pressure Disorder

Posted 25 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 25 – New research suggests that the active ingredient in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, which was initially developed as a treatment for heart disease, could help children with a rare condition called pulmonary arterial hypertension. The drug, which is expensive to take regularly and has side effects, is already approved to treat the condition in adults. And some pediatricians use it to treat children, said Dr. Thomas Kulik, senior associate in cardiology at Children's Hospital Boston. But it has not yet received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for that purpose. Pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare condition, causes abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries that lead to the lungs. It can be inherited, accompany some forms of heart disease or occur for no known reason, Kulik said. The disease can limit the ability to exercise and lead to heart ... Read more

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FDA Approves Cialis to Treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Posted 7 Oct 2011 by Drugs.com

October 6, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cialis (tadalafil) to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged, and for the treatment of BPH and erectile dysfunction (ED), when the conditions occur simultaneously. Cialis was approved in 2003 for the treatment of ED.Common symptoms of BPH include difficulty in starting urination and a weak urine stream; a sudden urge to urinate; and more frequent urination including at night. The severity of symptoms of BPH can be measured using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). In two clinical trials, men with BPH who took 5 milligrams (mg) of Cialis once daily experienced a statistically significant improvement in their symptoms of BPH compared to men who were treated with placebo. The trials based their findings on a reduction in ... Read more

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