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Tadalafil and Sexual Problems that Accompany BPH/LUTS

Tadalafil and Tamsulosin and Sexual Health

The study referenced above involved two drugs: tadalafil and tamsulosin. Tadalafil is a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor approved to treat both erectile dysfunction and LUTS. Tamsulosin is an alpha-blocker used to treat LUTS, but not ED.

European and American researchers worked with 310 sexually active men over age 45. All of the men had LUTS and ED. For twelve weeks, 106 men took tadalafil daily, 99 men took tamsulosin daily, and the remaining 105 men took a placebo.

The researchers used questionnaires to assess the men’s sexual function. They found that the men who took tadalafil had improved erections, orgasms, ejaculation, intercourse satisfaction, and overall sexual satisfaction when compared to the men who took the placebo.

But the men who took tamsulosin weren’t as lucky. They had no significant improvement in intercourse satisfaction or erectile function. And when compared to the men who took the placebo, their ejaculation, orgasms, and overall sexual satisfaction were worse.

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