Cialis for treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
2 conditions, 1 medication. Only CIALIS for daily use (5 mg) is approved to treat ED and the frustrating urinary symptoms of BPH
If you're one of the many men with ED and symptoms of BPH, like needing to go frequently, day or night, CIALIS for daily use (5 mg) may treat both conditions.
1 month to help improve BPH symptoms! You may see symptom improvement in as early as 2 weeks after beginning treatment, although it could take about 4 weeks
FDA approves Cialis to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Cialis (tadalafil) to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged, and for the treatment of BPH and erectile dysfunction (ED), when the conditions occur simultaneously. Cialis was approved in 2003 for the treatment of ED.
The severity of symptoms of BPH can be measured using the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). In two clinical trials, men with BPH who took 5 mg of Cialis once daily experienced a statistically significant improvement in their symptoms of BPH compared to men who were treated with placebo. The trials based their findings on a reduction in total IPSS scores.
In a third study, men who experienced both ED and BPH and who took 5 mg of Cialis once daily had improvement in both their symptoms of BPH and in their ED compared to men who were treated with placebo. The improvement in ED was measured using the Erectile Function domain score of the International Index of Erectile Function.
“BPH can have a big impact on a patient’s quality of life,” said Scott Monroe, director of the Division of Reproductive and Urologic Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “A large number of older men have symptoms of BPH. Cialis offers these men another treatment option, particularly those who also have ED, which is also common in older men.”
Symptoms of BPH* can increase with age and may include:
Needing to go frequently or urgently
Stopping or starting during urination
Needing to push or strain during urination
Having a weak urine stream
Incomplete emptying of the bladder
Needing to go excessively at night
*Treatment of individual symptoms may vary.