facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

New drug approved for erectile dysfunction

April 28, 2012 at 1:36 AM   |   Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Stendra, or avanafil, tablets for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men, officials said.

Peter Tam, president of the biopharmaceutical company Vivus, said the approval is the first for nearly a decade to help treat the 30 million U.S. men with erectile dysfunction.

"Patients and treating physicians continue to report significant dissatisfaction with current treatments of erectile dysfunction," Tam said in a statement. "We believe that the PDE5 selectivity and absorption profile of Stendra make it an important new treatment option for many men with erectile dysfunction."

More than 1,200 men with erectile dysfunction participated in clinical studies evaluating the efficacy and safety of Stendra, and significant improvement in erectile function was observed for all doses -- in 50milligrams, 100mg and 200mg -- compared to placebo.

It is recommended that Stendra should be taken approximately 30 minutes before sexual activity and should not be taken more than once per day.

Erectile dysfunction affects an estimated 52 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70, Tam said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight
2
Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life
3
Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles
4
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
5
CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off
Trending News
x
Feedback