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Impotence Drug Cialis Could Be Used To Treat Enlarged Prostate

Cialis can be used to treat enlarged prostateRecently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of impotence drug Cialis for treating enlarged prostate.

Enlarged prostate or clinically known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common problem for elderly men. This condition often leads to urinary incontinence which can increases the risk of urinary tract infections and kidney damage.

“Enlarged prostate can have a big impact on a patient’s quality of life,” Scott Monroe, director of the division of reproductive and urologic products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. “Many older men have symptoms of enlarged prostate and impotence drug Cialis (tadalafil) may help overcome this problem, particularly on those who also have erectile dysfunction.”

The FDA said the approval was made base on basis of three studies. Two of the studies found that men who took 5 mg of Cialis per day experienced an improvement in BPH symptoms compared to those who did not took cialis. While in a third study, which involved men who suffered from both impotence and enlarged prostate, also found that daily took of 5mg of Cialis improved symptoms for both conditions.

However, not all patients can take Cialis. The FDA warns that patients who taking nitrates such as nitroglycerin should avoid Cialis, because the combination of the two drugs can cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. People taking heart medications known as alpha blockers should also avoid Cialis because its side effects has not yet been studied if taken simultaneously.

The drugs that have been approved by FDA for the treatment of enlarged prostate include Avodart (dutasteride), Proscar (finasteride), Jalyn (dutasteride plus tamsulosin), and the alpha blockers medications (such as Cardura (doxazosin), Flomax (tamsulosin), Hytrin (terazosin), and Uroxatral (alfuzosin).

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