Viagra Shown To Help Men Following Prostate Surgery - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

05/10/04

Viagra Shown To Help Men Following Prostate Surgery

According to a new study from the maker of Viagra, the impotence drug improves diminished erectile dysfunction in men who've undergone a radical prostatectomy. According to Pfizer, that type of dysfunction is seen in more than 90 percent of such patients.

The company says the study shows that taking the drug for nine months following the surgery restored erectile function to 29 percent of the control group, compared to only five percent who took a placebo.

The study's author says such nerve function interruption, if left untreated, can lead to permanent erectile dysfunction.

The 36-week study involved 54 men who had experienced the problem. The results were presented Monday to the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Francisco.

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