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Cialis (tadalafil)


Cialis (tadalafil), 5 mg daily, has been appointed the additional indication: Treatment of signs and symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The use of tadalafil 5 mg has shown a significantly higher effect on symptoms of BPH compared to placebo, however, a substantial placebo effect has been observed. The effect has not been compared directly to other drugs, but seems comparable to the effect of Tamsulosin 0.4 mg daily. Some BPH-patients have a comorbidity in the form of erectile dysfunction (ED). It is not shown in primary endpoints how large a percentage of these patients obtain a satisfactory erectile function with tadalafil 5 mg daily. Daily treatment with tadalafil 5 mg is considerably more expensive than treatment with an α1-receptor blocking agent or an 5α-reductase inhibitor.


It is IRFs overall assessment that tadalafil 5 mg should not be first line treatment for symptoms of BPH.

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