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Viagra is a frequently prescribed medication that is designed to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. While this medication has helped numerous men, many others have suffered injuries as a result of this medication.

In addition, studies have also shown that there is an increased chance of developing melanoma after using Viagra, and other studies have associated this popular medication with increased risks of vision problems and blindness.

If you have suffered injuries or serious side effects after taking Viagra, or you have been diagnosed with melanoma after taking Viagra, speak with a Viagra lawyer to discuss your case and how a skilled lawyer can help.

Viagra Usage

Viagra is a popular medication used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Viagra which is also referred to generically as sildenafil is a phosphodiesterase (PDE) 5A inhibitor (PDE5A), and works by inhibiting the breakdown of the enzymes that lead to ED. Initially, Viagra was developed as a treatment for high blood pressure and to alleviate angina, which is characterized as chest pain associated with coronary heart disease.

However, during testing it was discovered that Viagra slowed the release of the enzyme PDE5, resulting in an increase in cGMP levels, resulting in increased erections in men suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Viagra, which is manufactured by Pfizer Inc., received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in 1998, and quickly became a billion dollar medication used by thousands of men across the country.

Risks and Injuries from Viagra

Viagra has been on the market for almost two decades, and in that time there have been numerous reports of injuries and complications from this popular medication. Viagra has been reported to have both common and serious side effects, and some of the side-effects associated with Viagra include:

  • Abnormal vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Nasal congestion
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Some men also experience an allergic reaction to Viagra, including difficulty breathing and swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat.

Serious side effects associated with Viagra include:

  • Chest pains
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Change or decrease in vision
  • Changes in hearing
  • Ringing in ears
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling
  • Priapism – which is an erection that is painful or lasts more than four hours

However, one of the most serious potential side effects of this medication is an increased chance of developing melanoma or skin cancer.

Numerous medical studies have found that the same enzyme that works to break down the enzymes linked to ED, may allow melanoma cells to form at increased rates and leads to increased levels of cancerous cells.

Furthermore, the increased enzyme levels may lead to cell mutation and promote cancerous cells.

Filing a Viagra Lawsuit

If a person has been diagnosed with melanoma or suffered other serious reactions after taking Viagra, they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. This may include the costs associated with:

  • Diagnosing and treating melanoma and other diseases
  • Future medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and time spent from work

There have been numerous lawsuits filed around the country against Pfizer for Viagra. However, it is important to not wait too long or an individual may be barred from filing a personal injury claim or joining class actions. If an individual has sustained injuries as a result of taking Viagra, they should contact a Viagra lawyer immediately.

Contact a Viagra Attorney Today

If you or a family member took Viagra and have subsequently developed melanoma or have suffered another injury, as a result, contact a Viagra lawyer today. Dedicated and experienced lawyers will help hold drug companies responsible for their negligence and can help you recover for your injuries.