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Salvaging the oral treatment failure patient

Salvaging the oral treatment failure patient Oral agents represent the first-line treatment for erectile dysfunction. These drugs belong to the class of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) and are highly effective, safe, and well tolerated. Their clinical use is characterized by an unexpectedly high dropout rate. Many patients that discontinue treatment refer to the treatment’s ineffectiveness, but they are frequently false non-responders (patients not adequately informed and counseled with respect to oral treatment). If adequately re-challenged with PDE5i, a significant number of them will be assisted. This paper summarizes key assessment points in efforts to rescue false PDE5i failures and lead them toward treatment and a satisfactory clinical response. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Sexual Health Reports Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Current Science Inc
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Endocrinology
ISSN
1548-3584
eISSN
1548-3592
DOI
10.1007/s11930-006-0022-6
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Abstract

Oral agents represent the first-line treatment for erectile dysfunction. These drugs belong to the class of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) and are highly effective, safe, and well tolerated. Their clinical use is characterized by an unexpectedly high dropout rate. Many patients that discontinue treatment refer to the treatment’s ineffectiveness, but they are frequently false non-responders (patients not adequately informed and counseled with respect to oral treatment). If adequately re-challenged with PDE5i, a significant number of them will be assisted. This paper summarizes key assessment points in efforts to rescue false PDE5i failures and lead them toward treatment and a satisfactory clinical response.

Journal

Current Sexual Health ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2006

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