Is Viagra Giving You Skin Cancer?

Viagra is a prescription medicine that is mostly given to males to help them get and keep an erection that was originally developed to help keep blood vessels in the heart open. Viagra’s primary active ingredient, Sildenafil targets an enzyme that is mostly found in the heart and the effects it had for men’s sex lives was an unanticipated side effect. It was accidentally found that the chemical sildenafil inhibited the production of the enzyme PDE5, which the body uses to regulate blood flow to the penis. Sildenafil, Vardenafil and Tadalafil, otherwise known as Viagra, Lavitra and Cialis are PDE5 inhibitors.

Recent research on over 25,000 men, by some of the world’s top melanoma skin cancer doctors showed an increase in risk of melanoma for men taking PDE5 inhibitors of 84%.

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Even if you have only taken the drugs ONE time, and you have developed melanoma, there could be a correlation. Research showed that men who had an erectile dysfunction but did not use Viagra did not show an increased risk for melanoma.

Attorneys are working with physicians and pharmaceutical experts to determine what Pfizer knew about the possible link between melanoma cancers and Viagra and why Pfizer failed to make immediate public disclosures to warn patients.

We already know that Pfizer has been repeatedly charged with misrepresenting the risks of various drugs it has marketed. We also know that they have improperly marketed other drugs and engaged in other serious violations of law. According to Pfizer’s 2014 Proxy Statement and it’s 2013 Annual Report to Shareholders, the financial report results show over $1 billion in verdicts and settlements against Pfizer.

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