Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 326 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 22-Nov-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 23-Nov-2003
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FDA approves third drug to treat erectile dysfunction
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Cialis® (tadalafil), an oral medication to treat erectile dysfunction (ED, or impotence) in men. This is the third oral product approved for this condition. This drug is different than currently approved products for ED in that it stays in the body longer.  more

Questions and answers about Cialis (tadalafil)
What is Cialis used to treat? How is Cialis different from the currently approved products for erectile dysfunction (ED)? How do I take Cialis? Are there any side effects with Cialis?  more


Information for patients: Cialis patient package insert
Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects millions of men in the United States. Cialis acts by relaxing muscles in the penis and blood vessels, allowing increased blood flow into the penis, which produces an erection. Get an FDA brochure for your patients from today's issue of Vidyya.  more

Prescribing information: Cialis label
The recommended starting dose for most patients is 10 mg taken prior to anticipated sexual activity. A higher dose of 20mg is available for patients whose response to the 10mg dose is not adequate. A lower dose (5 mg) is also available and may be necessary for patients taking other medicines or having medical conditions that may decrease the body’s ability to metabolize tadalafil. Cialis should not be used more than once per day. Get the prescribing information in today's issue of Vidyya.  more

Information for patients: Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called "impotence," is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word "impotence" may also be used to describe other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm. Using the term erectile dysfunction makes it clear that those other problems are not involved.  more

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