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Levitra Helps Diabetics Not Helped by Viagra

Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The impotence drug Levitra (vardenafil) proved effective for men with diabetes who had not been helped by Viagra (sildenafil).

The trial tested Levitra against a placebo in 463 men with moderate to severe erectile dysfunction (ED) who had not responded well to previous treatments with Viagra.

All study participants had previously failed in at least four of the prior six attempts at intercourse with Viagra -- including at least one unsuccessful attempt with the highest available dose, 100 milligrams.

Within the trial, researchers looked at a subset of 138 patients with diabetes. The researchers said diabetic men who took Levitra showed a statistically significant advantage compared with those given placebo.

Men with diabetes were able to engage in successful intercourse on 33% of attempts with Levitra, compared with only 6% of attempts before treatment.

"This study is important because it shows that vardenafil is a successful treatment option for ED in the difficult-to-treat diabetic population, in whom other treatments often have not been successful," said Dr. Alan Garber, professor of medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine.

Source:  Diabetes In

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