Cialis for BPHThe active ingredient in erectile dysfunction drugs and some herbal ED treatments – PDE5 inhibitors – have marked up yet another success for men’s health – as beneficial for enlarged prostate conditions.
The PDE-5 inhibitor used in Cialis – called Tadalafil – is the first of the erectile drugs to be approved for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), with some men noticing improvements to their BPH symptoms within a week of taking Tadalafil.
It is thought the ingredient relieves BPH symptoms by relaxing smooth muscle and increasing blood flow to the bladder, prostate and urethra.
Four 12 Week StudiesThe research which resulted in approval for the treatment involved four 12-week clinical studies with over 1,500 men.
In each study, treatment with 5mg daily improved the total International Prostate Symptom score by around two points more than placebo.
Cialis can be used in patients with BPH who require treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) as the 5mg once-daily dose is licensed for both indications, provided the patient requires frequent use in ED (at least twice weekly).