The role of Tadalafil in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction

Arikan, M.G. and Atacer, O. and Yuksel, I. and Arda, E. and Cakiroglu, B. and Cek, M. (2022) The role of Tadalafil in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction. Урологія, 26 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2307-5279

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The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a single 5 mg daily dose of Tadalafil in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) accompanied by erectile dysfunction (ED). The data of patients who applied to the urology outpatient clinic between 2014 and 2019 and were diagnosed with BPH and ED were retrospectively analysed. Before and after the treatment with 5 mg tadalafil daily for 12 weeks; maximum flow rate (Qmax), average flow rate (Qave), postvoid residual volume (PVR), prostate volume (PV), PSA values, IPSS and IIEF scores of the patients were compared. The mean age of 66 male patients diagnosed with ED and BPH was 48.1±6.9 years. The mean IPSS score of the patients before the treatment was 9.85 which represents moderate LUTS. After the treatment, the mean score decreased to 5.7 which represents mild LUTS. Before the treatment, the mean IIEF score showed mild ED with 18.79. After the treatment, the mean IIEF score increased to 29,9. The treatment statistically significantly decreased ED and increased the IIEF score (p=0.000). While the mean Qmax and Qave were increased statistically significantly (p=0.000). A statistically significant decrease was observed in the mean PVR from 60.1 ml to 37.6 ml (p=0.000). The decrease in PV was not statistically significant (p=0.321). The decrease in PSA values before and after treatment was found to be statistically significant with p=0.046. It has been shown that the daily use of 5 mg Tadalafil alone for 12 weeks can be a preferable treatment option, especially in younger patients with BPH / LUTS and ED.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DOI 10.26641/2307-5279.26.1.2022.260490
Uncontrolled Keywords: benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, tadalafil
Subjects: Pharmacology
Divisions: University periodicals > Урологія
Depositing User: Аліна Чеботарьова
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2022 08:57
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2022 09:56

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