NHS Choices assessment of press reports that “Viagra ‘linked to hearing loss”

The assessment notes that both the Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph’s reports were factually correct, and helpfully included comments from the MHRA, which pointed out that reports of an adverse event to a drug do not prove cause and effect. It concluded that this report is valuable in drawing attention to a possible and serious side effect of sildenafil and other PDE-5 inhibitors, but it is worth pointing out that only eight cases of hearing loss associated with these drugs were reported in the UK.

from the National electronic Library for Medicines (NeLM)

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