Cialis® Linked to Melanoma

Cialis® (tadalafil), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction, may lead to an increased risk of melanoma in men who have used the drug. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with melanoma after taking Cialis®, contact our drug injury lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys. We can help you through the legal process and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form online to get started.

What is Cialis®?

Cialis® (tadalafil) is a popular drug used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), a medical condition which affects nearly 18 million men in the United States. Many other popular ED drugs such as Viagra® are also now being linked to melanoma.

If you developed melanoma after using Cialis®, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain, suffering, and other costs and expenses. Don’t suffer in silence—if your cancer was caused by a dangerous drug, you deserve compensation. Attorneys at Cory Watson represent men who developed melanoma after taking Cialis®.

Melanoma More Common After Use of Viagra®

In June of 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported the results of a long-term study linking melanoma and Viagra® use.

Researchers examined data from The Health Professionals Follow-up Study, a long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health, which tracked the data of nearly 26,000 men from 1986 through 2000. The researchers looked at both the instances of melanoma in these men as well as their reported Viagra® use.

Even after controlling for factors like a history of skin cancer and UV light exposure, men who had taken Viagra® were significantly more likely to develop melanoma than those who did not. Of the men who never used Viagra®, 4.3 out of every 1,000 developed melanoma skin cancer. Of the men who reported using the erectile dysfunction drug, 8.6 men out of every 1,000 developed melanoma—an 84 percent increase.

While the 2014 study was limited to patients who had taken Viagra®, researchers are also investigating a possible connection between melanoma and other ED drugs, including Cialis® and Levitra®.

PDE5 Inhibitors Linked to Melanoma

Viagra® and Cialis® belong to a class of drugs known as PDE5 Inhibitors. The PDE5 inhibitor affects the same pathways melanoma growth agents use. When PDE5 is blocked by drugs containing PDE5 inhibitors, melanoma can grow and spread.

Melanoma is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States. Left untreated, melanoma can spread to other areas of the body such as the bones and liver, which can lead to death.

Nationwide Drug Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with melanoma after taking an ED drug, the attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys would like to speak with you. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer to seek compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

We pride ourselves on pursuing justice for those harmed by dangerous drugs, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (877) 562-0000 or fill out a free initial consultation online.

Cialis® is a registered trademark of Eli Lily and Company and is used here only to identify the product in question. Viagra® is a registered trademark of Pfizer, Inc. and is used here only to identify the product in question. Levitra® is a registered trademark of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and is used here only to identify the product in question.

This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with Eli and Lily Company; Pfizer, Inc.; or Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals .