Archive for August, 2014

Testosterone for Erectile Dysfunction

The specific issue of whether exogenous testosterone can be considered as a primary treatment for ED regardless of etiology is difficult. In clinical practice, there is no need to look to testosterone as first-line therapy when there are disease-specific alternatives. Although there has been a meta-analysis no studies exist to assess testosterone vs. placebo for […]

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Treating ED in Patients with CVD

Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors Oral nitrates are not prognostically important drugs and can therefore be discontinued and, if needed, alternative agents substituted. After oral nitrate cessation, and provided there has been no clinical deterioration, PDE5 inhibitors can be used safely. It is recommended that the cessation time interval prior to PDE5 inhibitor use is five half-lives which […]

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