(Hindustan Times) – According to a study, a class of erectile dysfunction drugs has been linked to a slight increase in the risk of the skin cancer melanoma.

While the research in the Journal of the American Medical Association stops short of proving that the drugs cause melanoma, researchers said their findings warrant a closer look at medications known as PDE5 (phosphodiesterase type 5) inhibitors. This includes the drug viagra too.

They include sildenafil, vardenafil and tadalafil, which go by brand names such as Viagra, Levitra, Cialis and others.


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