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How is tadalafil used to treat enlarged prostate (BPH)?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Tadalafil (Cialis), a drug developed to treat erection problems, has been approved for the treatment of symptoms due to an enlarged prostate. Two studies have shown improvements in symptom scores of men treated with tadalafil (5 mg daily). In a third study of men with enlarged prostate symptoms and erection problems, taking tadalafil improved both problems. 

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