tadalafil, Cialis (cont.)

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The mechanism whereby tadalafil improves the symptoms of BPH is not clear, but phosphodiesterase-5 also is present in the muscles of the bladder and the prostate, and it has been suggested that the relaxation of these muscles may make the passage of urine less difficult, for example, by reducing the pressure in the muscle surrounding the opening to the urethra that controls the flow of urine from the bladder. Tadalafil was approved by the FDA in November 2003.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Tadalafil is used for the treatment of impotence (erectile dysfunction, ED) and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Tadalafil offers no protection against sexually transmitted diseases.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of tadalafil are

WARNING: Tadalafil has been associated with prolonged erections or priapism (painful erections lasting more than 6 hours). Patients should seek immediate medical help if they experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours. Use of tadalafil, most often in patients with pre-existing heart disease, has been associated with

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