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Medical News & Perspectives
June 4, 2003

Researchers Seek New Uses for Sildenafil

JAMA. 2003;289(21):2784-2786. doi:10.1001/jama.289.21.2784

Chicago—Now that time and experience have established the role of sildenafil nitrate (Viagra) in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), researchers are turning their attention to studying how the drug may improve outcomes for other problems, as well as its safety and efficacy when combined with other therapies.

Studies presented here at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association in late April found researchers pondering the use of sildenafil in patients with rapid ejaculation, in men with ED and lower urinary tract symptoms, and those undergoing radical prostatectomies.