Viagra

Viagra, known on the market as “the little blue pill,” a very popular erectile dysfunction drug, has recently been linked to fatal adverse effects including skin cancer.

It was in 1998 when Viagra was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat erectile dysfunction. The drug was originally used to treat heart problems. Since Viagra’s existence, it has gained worldwide popularity.

But the blue pill has also been linked to melanoma, a malignant tumour associated with skin cancer that could appear anywhere on the body.

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that men who are using or have used Viagra are at a higher risk to develop melanoma. In this study, involving 25,000 participants, researchers found that men who are currently taking the drug, are 84% at risk of melanoma, while those who have a history of using the drug are twice as likely to develop the condition than those who hadn’t used it at all.

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Other serious adverse effects of Viagra include:

  • palpitation
  • prolonged erectile dysfunction
  • vision changes
  • memory loss

Those men who developed melanoma from Viagra usage are encouraged to seek legal advice regarding a possible lawsuit against the manufacturer. You may be eligible for compensation that you can use for medical bills, lost wages and other damages associated with Viagra’s adverse effects.