Monday, October 10, 2011

Cialis approved by the FDA to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Old drugs often find themselves being used for new indications. In this case, the FDA approved Cialis (tadalafil) to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Cialis was approved in 2003, so it's been around for a while. Patients who have both BPH and erectile dysfunction (ED) can also receive Cialis for the treatment of both conditions. One pill treating two disorders! The FDA has approved eight other drugs to treat symptoms of BPH: Proscar, (finasteride), Avodart (dutasteride), Jalyn (dutasteride plus tamsulosin), and the alpha blockers: Hytrin (terazosin), Cardura (doxazosin), Flomax (tamsulosin), Uroxatral (alfuzosin) and Rapaflo (silodosin). Now, we have another option for men who may also have some difficulty with erectile dysfunction (ED). Cialis is manufactured by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.

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