Melanoma Skin Cancer Investigation from taking Viagra, Levitra, Cialis

New York City-based pharmaceutical leader, Pfizer, manufacturer of the well-known and most popular male Erectile Dysfunction drug (ED), Viagra (sildenafil), is facing countless number of lawsuits from patients who have been diagnosed with melanoma after taking the medication. In April 2014, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published the results of a study that associate an increase risk of memlanoma with Viagra use. Melanoma is a deadly skin cancer and studies reveal that the main ingredient of Viagra may be responsible in promoting melanoma development by reducing the amount of a protein called PDE5A which protects against cancer, allowing the skin cancer to be more invasive. Other ED drugs such as Cialis (tadalafil), manufactured by Lilly and Levitra (vardenafil), manufactured by Bayer may also contribute to the development and severity of melanoma cancer to men who used such medications since along with Viagra they all belong to a group of drugs also known as PDG5A inhibitors.

After entering the market Viagra has been associated with serious side effects such as vision and hearing complications, strokes and heart attacks. Studies also determined that men who used Viagra –even one time- had twice the risk of developing melanoma compared to those who never took the medication, even those men who are rarely exposed to sunlight and with no family history of the skin cancer. Victims allege that Pfizer knew about the possible connection between Viagra and melanoma cancers but still failed to provide adequate warnings to consumers as well as the medical community, placing its interest in profits first rather than the health and safety of the general public. Allegations also include that Pfizer was not able to perform complete clinical tests and studies regarding the long-term effects of Viagra prior to its launch. Pfizer is also accused of over-advertising its product, promoting Viagra as a safe and effective treatment for Erectile Dysfunction. Recent studies show that the active ingredient in Viagra can also make patients extra sensitive to ultraviolet light thus, increasing the chances of other skin cancers. Viagra labels never warn about melanoma and melanoma Viagra victims throughout the United States allege that if complete information and adequate warnings had been provided to the public, a diagnosis of melanoma may have been spotted immediately or even avoided by not taking Viagra.

Pfizer continues to market the drug Viagra, without complete warning about Melanoma.  Men taking the drug may have never known about the risk of skin cancer from taking Viagra if not for the results of studies conducted by several researchers If you or anyone you know has been diagnosed with Melanoma or suffered any Viagra side effect Please Contact Us and provide any details along with contact information. If you prefer to leave a voicemail you can call 1.858.236.9020. GetClassActionMoney.com can then forward these requests to our network of attorneys that may contact you if a Class Action Lawsuit is to be pursued.

 

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