【drug-news】Viagra-Rival Cialis Now OK Every Day, Says FDA
Viagra-Rival Cialis Now OK Every Day, Says FDA
Posted by Jacob Goldstein
You can now add Eli Lilly’s impotence pill Cialis to your daily regimen. The FDA approved once-a-day use of the drug, Lilly said today.
Taking Lilly’s Cialis along with your multi-vitamin could cost hundreds of dollars a month. (A 30-day supply of one of the approved daily doses costs $357.97 at drugstore.com.) And, as a Lilly spokeswoman told the Health Blog, “every insurance company has different policies,” which means it could be up to the customer to pay.
The drug was previously approved to be taken when a man planned to have sex in the next 36 hours. Similar drugs — namely Viagra, from Pfizer, and Levitra, co-marketed by Bayer, Schering-Plough and GlaxoSmithKline — are also approved to be taken before sex.
Taking a daily dose could allow men to “attempt sexual activity” (the drug isn’t 100% effective) whenever they choose, Lilly says. It could be a boon for sales of the drug, which had $870 million in worldwide sales in the first nine months of ‘07.
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作者:admin@医学,生命科学 2011-09-08 05:14