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How do erectile dysfunction (ED) medications help treat prostate problems?

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Medicines that treat erectile dysfunction (ED) may do more than improve your sex life. Those same pills may also help you manage bladder trouble caused by an enlarged prostate. In studies, men with an enlarged prostate found their symptoms got better after taking ED meds, such as:

  • Avanafil (Stendra)
  • Sildenafil (Viagra)
  • Tadalafil (Cialis)
  • Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)

From: ED Meds and Your Prostate Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medscape.

Mayo Clinic: "Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms," "ED: Viagra and Other Oral Medications," "Prostate Gland Enlargement;" and "Tadalafil (Oral Route)."

National Association for Continence: "Enlarged Prostate."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Medscape.

Mayo Clinic: "Erectile Dysfunction Symptoms," "ED: Viagra and Other Oral Medications," "Prostate Gland Enlargement;" and "Tadalafil (Oral Route)."

National Association for Continence: "Enlarged Prostate."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 25, 2017

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