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How effective are oral erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs after prostate cancer treatment?

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After surgery, up to 70% of men who had nerves spared on both sides of the prostate regain erections by taking one or more oral ED drugs. Results are less favorable for men who had a single nerve spared or no nerves spared. After radiation therapy, overall, 50% to 60% of men regain erections with medication. But data are limited, especially for those treated with radioactive seed implants. Men who had hormone therapy don't respond well to ED treatments, but data remains limited.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

drugs.com. 

American Urological Association.

Medicinenet.com.

News release, FDA.

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on March 13, 2019

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