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The Other Side of Viagra!

by VR Sreeraman on  March 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
 The Other Side of Viagra!
Viagra might help men rise to the occasion, but its side effects can be oddly devastating, which include - wonky willies flatulence, toothache and hiccups!

According to a health watchdog, the drug is responsible for 109 deaths in the UK.
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In Britain, more than 1,000 reports of problems are logged in a huge database listing more than 1,500 side effects.

The drug is prescribed more than one million times a year.

A further 31 patients complained of priapism - a potentially harmful and painful medical condition in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours.

While two patients complained about the little-known, rare condition of Peyroniems disease - where the male organ starts to look like a U-bend.

Other side effects blamed on the drug include two people who said it made them deaf and seven claiming it turned them blind.

An MHRA spokesman told the Daily Star Sunday: "The submission of a suspected report does not necessarily mean that it was caused by the drug.

"Many factors have to be taken into account in assessing causal relationships including the underlying disease that was being treated."

Source: ANI
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