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Good News, Guys: Viagra Prices Start to Tumble Today

Posted 11 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 11, 2017 – In news that will delight men who've had difficulties in the bedroom, two generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra are scheduled to hit the market Monday. One of the new generics is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals, and the other by Greenstone, a subsidiary of Pfizer, the company that manufactures Viagra. The generic versions of the little blue pill ...

What Men Need to Know About ED Drugs and Anesthesia

Posted 26 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, June 26, 2017 – Men who take erectile dysfunction drugs need to alert the anesthetist before having surgery or other medical procedures, hospital experts say. Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. If they are combined with anesthesia and other medication used during surgery, a patient's blood pressure may ...

Impotence Meds Might Give Men's Hearts a Boost, Too

Posted 9 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 9, 2017 – Men taking Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to revitalize their sex life might experience a valuable side benefit: enhanced heart health, researchers say. Those erectile dysfunction drugs, called PDE5 inhibitors, appear to reduce a man's risk of death or heart failure after a first heart attack, according to preliminary study findings. Men taking this type of ED drug had a 33 ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement by A and H Focal: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 8 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 03/07/2017] ISSUE: A&H Focal Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots marketed as dietary supplements for male sexual enhancement from January 2014 to present. These products have been historically tested by the FDA and found to contain PDE-5 Inhibitors (i.e.sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, etc.) which is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction (ED), making ...

Impotence Drugs Won't Raise Melanoma Risk, Study Suggests

Posted 14 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 – Three widely used erectile dysfunction drugs – Cialis, Levitra and Viagra – aren't likely to boost the risk of melanoma skin cancer, a new study reports. Why the concern in the first place? Laboratory tests suggested that lower levels of an enzyme that's inhibited by certain erectile dysfunction drugs might increase the growth of melanoma cells. Melanoma is the most ...

Men, Avoid Impotence Drugs Before Surgery

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 21, 2016 – Men should not take erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra and Cialis just before surgery, experts say. The drugs contain nitric oxide, which opens blood vessels and relaxes muscles. This can cause a patient's blood pressure to become dangerously low when combined with anesthesia and other drugs used during surgery, according to the American Association of Nurse ...

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 ...

FDA Takes Action to Protect Consumers from Dangerous Medicines Sold by Illegal Online Pharmacies

Posted 27 Jun 2013 by Drugs.com

June 27, 2013 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, took action this week against more than 9,600 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription medicines to consumers. These actions include the issuance of regulatory warnings, and seizure of offending websites and $41,104,386 worth of ...

Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs

Posted 6 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 5 – Middle-aged and older men who take erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra are more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases, a new study of more than 1.4 million men finds. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Southern California say the fault lies not with the drugs but rather the high risk behaviors of the men who request them. And doctors ...

Viagra Linked to Hearing Loss

Posted 19 May 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 19 – The erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, and possibly other similar medications, may prompt long-term hearing loss among users, a new study suggests. In the May 18 issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham discuss evidence supporting an association between the onset of hearing problems and Viagra. ...

Impotence Drugs May Aid Brain Tumor Treatment

Posted 12 May 2010 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, May 12 – A drug already approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction may actually help boost the effectiveness of treatments for brain tumors tied to both lung and breast cancer, research shows. The finding stems from an animal study that indicated that leading erectile dysfunction medications sildenafil (Viagra) and vardenafil (Levitra) can enable the chemotherapy drug ...

Guidelines Urge Use of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 22 – Doctors should prescribe oral phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor drugs, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, for men with erectile dysfunction, unless the patient is on nitrate therapy, according to a clinical practice guideline issued by the American College of Physicians. The type of erectile dysfunction (ED) drug prescribed should be based on the individual ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Levitra (Vardenafil hydrochloride)

Posted 8 Jul 2005 by Drugs.com

[Posted 07/08/2005] FDA notified healthcare professionals of updated labeling for Cialis, Levitra and Viagra to reflect a small number of post-marketing reports of sudden vision loss, attributed to NAION (non arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy), a condition where blood flow is blocked to the optic nerve. FDA advises patients to stop taking these medicines, and call a doctor or healthcare ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Levitra (vardenafil)

Posted 18 Oct 2007 by Drugs.com

[Posted 10/18/2007] FDA informed healthcare professionals of reports of sudden decreases or loss of hearing following the use of PDE5 inhibitors Viagra, Levitra, Cialis for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and Revatio for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. In some cases, the sudden hearing loss was accompanied by tinnitus and dizziness. Medical follow-up on these reports was ...

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