Visual loss with erectile dysfunction medications

Wooltorton, Eric
August 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/15/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 4, p355
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a warning posted by Health Canada regarding the adverse effect of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. PDE5 inhibitors include sildenafil, tadalafil and vardenafil. The adverse effect is known as nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Other medications associated with NAION are identified. The risk factors for NAION are listed.


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