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FDA warns of dangerous OTC supplements for erectile dysfunction

Men seeking “all natural” products to enhance their sexual performance or to boost sexual stimulation should be wary of dietary supplements or foods that make such claims because they may contain hidden drug ingredients that can be harmful to their health, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. The FDA has conducted laboratory tests on hundreds of over-the-counter libido-boosting supplements and found that nearly 300 of them contain drug ingredients not listed on the product’s label. Some of these drug ingredients include prescription medications that are FDA-approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. In some ... Read More

Viagra linked to deadly melanoma

Men who have taken the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra may be twice as likely to develop deadly melanoma than men who have never taken the drug, a large study reveals. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, followed 25,000 professional men over a decade. Researchers recorded the men who developed melanoma and the ones who took Viagra. They found that men who used Viagra at some point in their lives had double the risk of developing melanoma than men who had never taken the drug. Furthermore, men who were currently taking Viagra had an 84 percent greater risk of developing ... Read More

ED drug Viagra dropped from CVS/caremark

People who have prescription drug insurance through CVS/caremark will no longer be covered for 31 different prescription medications including the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. The second-largest pharmacy benefit management service has nearly 65 million members who can fill their prescriptions by mail or through about 68,000 retail pharmacies across the country including CVS stores and other pharmacies in its network. The company is flexing its muscle against the rising cost of pharmaceuticals, arguing that there are equally effective producst with lower overall costs available for the pharmaceutical drugs it is dropping. This means consumers who hold CVS/caremark cards must ... Read More

Study: Viagra most effective for ED, but carries many side effects

Viagra is the most effective treatment for men who cannot get an erection, but users suffer more side effects while taking the drug compared to other erectile dysfunction treatments, according to a large analysis published in the journal European Urology. Men who have trouble getting or keeping an erection have a variety of medication options. The first to hit the market was Viagra (sildenafil) followed by Cialis (tadalafil), Levitra (vardenafil) and Stendra (avanafil). The drugs are in a class of medications known as phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, or PDE5 inhibitors. The drugs work by relaxing smooth muscle, allowing the penis to ... Read More

Viagra linked to an increased risk of deadly melanoma skin cancer

Men who use or have ever used Viagra are more likely to develop the most deadly form of skin cancer than men who have never used the drug, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The erectile dysfunction (ED) drug Viagra, which contains the active ingredient sildenafil citrate, is in a class of drugs known as phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A inhibitors. Other drugs in this class include the ED drugs Cialis (tadalafil) and Levitra (vardenafil). PDE5A inhibitors affect the same genetic pathway that allows skin cancer to be more aggressive. As a result, researchers set out to determine whether ... Read More

New study links Viagra to deadly skin cancer

Researchers recently uncovered an important pathway where drugs known as PDE5A inhibitors, which include Viagra (sildenafil) and other drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, could make a person more susceptible to melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer. Now a new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, has connected the dots. The study analyzed data from more than 25,000 men and found that those who had recently used sildenafil had nearly twice the risk of developing melanoma than men who had not used the drug. Men who had used sildenafil at one time but discontinued use still had ... Read More

Erectile dysfunction may be a sign of more serious problems

Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction may be given drugs such as Viagra, Levitra or Cialis to treat their condition, but many of these men may be better served with a testosterone replacement therapy, according to a “Dear Pharmacist” article in the Sun Sentinel. However, men should first want to discuss the long-term effects of the hormone replacement therapy. “Giving a man one of those super sex pills … is the equivalent of jump-starting their car every two miles, rather than just fixing the battery,” the article reads. “Why do men medicate themselves every weekend, when they can fix the ... Read More