Navigation Links
ED Drugs - Safe and Effective for Diabetic Men

A research review in the current issue of the Cochrane Library journal concludes //that the three drugs used to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - Cialis, Levitra and Viagra appear to be safe and effective for men with diabetes. These drugs are included in a family of medications called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors.

Diabetes is one of the main causes of ED. Experts have estimated that the diabetic men are about three times more likely than other men to deal with ED problems.

Dr. Moshe Vardi of the internal medicine division at Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center in Israel and the lead author of the review, said that, “ED is also typically more severe and difficult to treat in men with diabetes.”

In their review assessing the safety and effectiveness of ED drugs for diabetic men, Vardi's team analyzed eight clinical trials covering around 1,759 men, conducted since 1998. Each compared one of three ED drugs on the market with a placebo, or inactive pill. Eighty percent of the men in these studies had type 2 diabetes, while 20 percent had type 1 diabetes.

At the end of the studies, men who took one of the PDE-5 inhibitors showed improvements, however, the drugs caused few adverse reactions, according to the review. The most common side effects were headache, flushing, and upper respiratory tract complaints, back pain, flu-like symptoms, nasal symptoms, upset stomach and temporary vision disturbances but there were no deaths.

Dr. Moshe Vardi said, "The results of our meta-analysis are not surprising, but give strength to the general notion that this class of drugs is efficient and safe for this specific wide population." Together the drugs have "altered the management" of ED in general, but until now there had been no systematic review of how well the drugs work for diabetic men.

Researchers concluded: "It is clear from the meta-analysis presented that PDE-5 inhibitors should be considere d a primary treatment for erectile dysfunction in diabetic men" and "They have proved to be effective and safe."


Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
3. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
4. Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors
5. Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off
6. Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels
7. Drugs to stop burgeon of HIV
8. Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs
9. Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives
10. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
11. Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... “While riding the bus, I ... Bronx, N.Y. “I thought there had to be a convenient and comfortable way to ... The PROTECTOR enables disabled individuals to safely travel during cold or inclement weather. In ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... (PHA) announces the nation’s Periwinkle Pioneers, individuals and groups responsible for advancing care ... disease. The Periwinkle Pioneers, nominated by the public, will receive special recognition throughout ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... philanthropic seniors, is resulting in a way for homeless people to have a ... have launched a new initiative whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Since its launch in 2012, ... adult stem cell therapies to patients with chronic degenerative medical conditions. Now, the ... Registered Trademark (RTM). , Organizations are required to hold a registered trademark in ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Genesis Chiropractic Software ... software creates an agreement between the practice owner and the patient that automatically ... notification, and projections. Click here to learn more. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... FRANCISCO , Nov. 24, 2015  Thanks to ... Dignity Health St. Mary,s Medical Center,s Sister Diane Grassilli ... breast imaging capabilities in San Francisco ... an anonymous friend, stepped forward with a gift of ... for Breast Digital Mammography with Tomosynthesis and Whole Breast ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Colo. , Nov. 24, 2015  Array ... that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron Squarer ... Healthcare Conference in New York.  The public is ... webcast on the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray Annual ... , Wednesday, December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern Time ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... HOUSTON, TX and VANCOUVER, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... EPI; NASDAQ: EPIX ) announced today that the ... clinical study of EPI-506 as a treatment for metastatic ... States and Canada.  --> ... --> In the Phase 1/2 clinical trial, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: