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Friday, October 30, 2009

If viagra stopes working, try adding a statin

"Atorvastatin said to improve sildenafil response in men with high cholesterol, ED.


MedWire (10/29, Albert) reported, "Atorvastatin therapy improves the response to sildenafil of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and hypercholesterolemia," according to a study appearing in the International Journal of Impotence Research. Researchers in Iran "investigated whether addition of atorvastatin therapy to sildenafil treatment would improve erectile function in 131 men, aged 62.9 years on average, with ED and high cholesterol who were previously unresponsive to sildenafil." They found that subjects "taking atorvastatin had significantly greater improvements in [International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5)] score by week six than those taking placebo. By the end of the study, the average IIEF-5 score was 13.9 for patients in the atorvastatin group and 10.5 for those in the placebo group." "

Reprinted from the AUA Daily Scope

This is new for me and I plan to try it study it further for my own erectile dysfunction patients here in Suffolk County Long Island Urology practice.  Another approach for when the PDE5 inhihitors like viagra or cialis stop working for patients is to evaluate the man for low testosterone.

Dr Schoor