Lilly drug effectively treats enlarged prostate, study finds

FDA approved Cialis for BPH Thursday

INDIANAPOLIS — A drug made by Eli Lilly & Co. produced "significant" improvements in patients with erectile dysfunction who also had benign prostatic hyperplasia, according to results of a new study.

The phase-3 study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that Cialis (tadalafil) improved erectile dysfunction and benign prostatic hyperplasia in men with both conditions. BPH is a condition in which the prostate enlarges, causing urinary symptoms.

The Food and Drug Administration approved Cialis to treat both conditions on Thursday.


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