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Cialis

Cialis (tadalafil) is a popular prescription drug for erectile dysfunction, or the inability to have or maintain a normal erection. Cialis is manufactured by Eli Lilly and Company and was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2003. Cialis was later approved to treat men who have an enlarged prostate. In addition, Cialis has been approved to treat erectile dysfunction and an enlarged prostate simultaneously in men who suffer from both conditions.

Since Cialis was placed on the U.S. market, millions of patients have benefited from the drug. However, like many other drugs, Cialis is associated with medical complications. In some cases, the health consequences may be quite serious. In this article, we'll discuss medical complications associated with Cialis along with other important information.

Medical Complications

Cialis has been associated with minor complications such as back pain and nasal congestion. In addition, some men have reportedly experienced painful and prolonged erections. There have also been reports of men suddenly losing their vision after taking Cialis and other erectile dysfunction drugs. Sudden loss of vision can be a symptom of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). In some cases, NAION can lead to permanent loss of vision.

However, it hasn't been established that Cialis and other erectile dysfunction drugs directly cause vision loss. As a result, it's possible that a patient's vision loss may have been caused by other factors. Nonetheless, patients who experience vision loss should stop taking Cialis and seek immediate medical care.

In addition, there have been reports of sudden hearing loss in men who have taken Cialis and other erectile dysfunction drugs. Because patients who use Cialis are often older men, it's possible that the hearing loss may be age-related. As a result, it hasn't been established that Cialis causes hearing loss. Nevertheless, Cialis patients who suffer from hearing loss should contact their doctor as soon as possible.

Finally, Cialis shouldn't be taken with nitrate-containing drugs. The concurrent use of Cialis with nitrate drugs has been linked to heart attack, stroke, dizziness, and fainting.

Product Liability

Under product liability law, manufacturers and sellers have a duty to ensure that their pharmaceutical drugs are safe for patients. Drugs shouldn't be unreasonably dangerous. Nor should drugs carry product defects such as defective warnings, manufacturing defects, and design defects. If a drug manufacturer or seller exposes a patient to an unreasonably dangerous and defective drug, it can be held liable for any resulting injuries.

For example, if a patient took Cialis and later suffered injuries resulting from the use of the drug, the patient may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. If the lawsuit is successful, the injured patient could be awarded monetary damages for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Medical Malpractice

Under medical malpractice law, doctors have a duty to provide their patients with a reasonable standard of medical care. If a doctor provides a patient with substandard care and the patient is injured, the doctor could be held liable for medical malpractice. For example, suppose a doctor prescribes Cialis to a patient who was taking other nitrate medications. As a result of the prescription, the patient later suffers a heart attack. In this instance, the doctor may be liable for medical malpractice.

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