Researchers Investigate Tadalafil and Tamsulosin for Sexual Function Effects
Tadalafil may have better sexual health results than tamsulosin for men with erectile dysfunction (ED) and lower-urinary tract symptoms suggestive of an enlarged prostate (LUTS/BPH), researchers say.
Both drugs are used to treat BPH symptoms. But only Tadalafil is also used to treat ED.
European and American researchers conducted a study involving 310 sexually-active men who had ED and LUTS/BPH. The men were divided into three groups. For twelve weeks, one group took tadalafil, one took tamsulosin, and one took a placebo.
The researchers also used the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) at the start of the study and at 4-, 8-, and 12-week follow up points to assess orgasmic function.
When compared to the placebo group, the men who took tadalafil reported better erections, orgasms, and ejaculation. They also had improved intercourse satisfaction and overall sexual satisfaction.
But the men who took tamsulosin had no significant improvement in intercourse satisfaction or erectile function. Their IIEF scores for ejaculation, orgasm, and overall sexual satisfaction were worse than those of the placebo group.
The study was published online in January in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details.