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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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Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

Posted 9 Dec 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 – Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source – the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands' little blue pills. Sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, appears to help women who are suffering from moderate to severe menstrual cramps, according to a small study funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Researchers found that administering the medication vaginally provided nearly double the pain relief compared to a second group of women who received a placebo, or dummy drug. The study focused on 25 women aged 18 to 35 who were suffering from primary dysmenorrhea (PD), the medical term for painful menstrual periods. PD accounts for 600 million lost work hours each year in the United States, according to background information from the study, which was published in the November issue ... 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: Silver Sword and Clalis by hardmenstore.com: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 19 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Hardmenstore.com recalled 430 lots of Silver Sword and Clalis at the consumer level. Silver Sword and Clalis have been found to contain Sildenafil, which could cause adverse reactions and drug interactions normally associated with the active ingredient in Viagra. Use of these products can result in decreased blood pressure, light-headedness, and dizziness. The affected Silver Sword and Clalis lots include those produced on or before April 2, 2013. BACKGROUND: These products are intended to be used as a dietary supplement and sexual supplement. Silver Sword is packaged in a tin containing 8 doses, 2 pills per dose. Clalis is packaged in box containing a bottle of 6 pills. The production date is stamped on the back of the packaging. RECOMMENDATION: Consumers and retailers that have the Silver Sword or Clalis supplements should stop using this product immediately, and contact a ... Read more

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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 illegal medicines worldwide. The action occurred as part of the 6th annual International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), a global cooperative effort to combat the online sale and distribution of potentially counterfeit and illegal medical products. As part of this year’s international effort – Operation Pangea VI – the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations, in coordination with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado, seized and shut down 1,677 illegal pharmacy websites. ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Lightning Rod Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 8 May 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Chang Kwung announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of the company’s dietary supplements sold under the brand name Lightning Rod (500 mg per capsule packaged in 3-count, UPC 6 89076 20257 2 and 12-count bottles, UPC 6 89076 20297 8), because FDA testing found the Lightning Rod Capsules to contain an analogue of Sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug used for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED), making Lightning Rod Capsules an unapproved new drug. The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue 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 t ... 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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FDA Medwatch Alert: Affirm XL Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Affirm XL, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall to the consumer level after FDA lab analysis testing found the product to contain an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an active ingredient used in an FDA-approved product for the treatment of male Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The active drug ingredient is not listed on the label for this product. Use of this product may pose a threat to consumers because the analogue 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. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions, and consumers may seek these types of products to enhance sexual performance. BACKGROUND: Affirm XL Tablet is marketed as a dietary supplement for sexual enhancement. It is sold ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 30 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Consumer Concepts, Inc. notified the public of a consumer/user level recall of all ROCK-It MAN Male Enhancement Capsules sold between October, 2012 and April, 2013. Analytical tests conducted by the FDA concluded that the product contained hydroxythiohomosildenafil. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil is an analogue of sildenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in a FDA approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction, making these products unapproved new drugs. Hydroxythiohomosildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions and they may seek ... Read more

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FDA Medwatch Alert: Night Bullet: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient

Posted 13 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Green Planet, Inc. notified the public of a recall of its dietary supplement product Night Bullet. Analytical tests conducted by the FDA found that the product contains trace amounts of Sulfohydroxyhomosildenafil and Aminotadalafil, which are analogues of sildenafil. Sildenafil is the active pharmaceutical ingredient in an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), making this product an unapproved drug. These undeclared active ingredients pose a threat to consumers because sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates. ED is a common problem in men with these conditions and they may seek products to enhance sexual performance. Sildenafil may also cause side ... Read more

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Viagra, Aliskiren Not Helpful for Heart Failure After All: Studies

Posted 11 Mar 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 11 – Although small studies have suggested Viagra and the blood pressure medication aliskiren could be wonder drugs against heart failure, neither drug produced any beneficial effects against this condition in recent multicenter trials. Viagra (sildenafil) is used to treat erectile dysfunction and some forms of pulmonary arterial hypertension, and scientists hoped it would help patients with so-called diastolic heart failure – a type of heart failure in which the heart's lower chambers stiffen and cannot fully relax and fill between beats. "The results of our study were surprising and disappointing," said the Viagra study lead author, Dr. Margaret Redfield, professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "We were hoping to find something that would help these patients, as there are currently few options for treatment," Redfield said. Meanwhile, aliskiren ... Read more

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Testosterone Gel Fails to Boost Viagra's Effects

Posted 20 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 19 – Men who have erectile dysfunction and low testosterone may get no extra benefit from adding the hormone to their Viagra prescription, a new study suggests. The first-choice treatments for erectile dysfunction are drugs called PDE5 inhibitors, which include sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis). They work by helping the smooth muscles of the penis to relax, which increases blood flow. When men with erectile dysfunction also have low testosterone levels, doctors often prescribe testosterone gel along with a PDE5 inhibitor. But now a new clinical trial of 140 men with erectile dysfunction and low levels of testosterone puts that treatment combination into question. "We had expected to see some added benefit from testosterone," said lead researcher Dr. Matthew Spitzer, an endocrinology fellow at Boston University School of Medicine. "But that's ... 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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Active Ingredient in Viagra Shrunk Disfiguring Growths in Kids

Posted 25 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 – A new preliminary report suggests that the active ingredient in Viagra, sildenafil, could reduce the size of large growths that can disfigure the bodies of children. The findings could point to yet another use for the medicine, which was first developed as a heart medication until researchers noticed that it helped impotent men have erections. This time, researchers stumbled upon an alternate use while using a Viagra-like drug to treat a rare condition that causes high blood pressure in the arteries that lead to the lungs. There are caveats: The treatment is very expensive, the research is only in its early stages, and the medication may not be a cure. Still, the research raises the prospect that "we could treat some of these little kids who have little or no hope," said report co-author Dr. Alfred Lane, a professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Stanford ... 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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