ED drugs after cancer treatment don't protect erectile function

Published: June, 2014

Taking daily doses of the erectile dysfunction drug tadalafil (Cialis) does not reduce erectile problems in men undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a clinical trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Some men who have radiation treatment for prostate tumors later have trouble getting or maintaining erections. Researchers have explored using ED drugs early in hopes of preventing ED after radiation or surgery for prostate cancer.

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