There are lots of drugs which are designed for one purpose but could be used for other things, a Professor at the University of Birmingham has said, citing viagra as an example.
At Science Capital's Innovative Healthcare meeting in Birmingham, Jim Parle, Professor of Primary Care and Assistant in General Practice, spoke exclusively to The Information Daily about why we should investigate beneficial drug reactions.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.