Priapism: An Erection Lasting More Than 4 Hours

Priapism: An Erection Lasting More Than 4 Hours

Priapism, or a prolonged, sometimes painful, erection is an extremely rare side effect of PDE 5 inhibitors.

It has been reported a handful of times in many millions of prescriptions of these medications.

It is important for patients to know about this rare side effect just in case it occurs so that treatment is sought without delay.

However, you should be aware that these medications are considered very safe in the vast majority of people.

Most side effects that do occur with the medication are mild and do not require a discontinuation of the medication.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor. 

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