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Viagra® (sildenafil citrate) is a prescription erectile dysfunction drug that has been used by more than 25 million men in the United States. But a recent study has linked sildenafil–the main ingredient in both Viagra and the hypertension drug Revatio®—to an increased risk of developing melanoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer.

Study Finds Viagra® Melanoma Dangers
A study of nearly 26,000 male patients conducted by the Department of Dermatology at Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University linked drugs containing sildenafil to the development of melanoma. Researchers concluded that men who take drugs containing sildenafil–even once–are 84 percent more likely to develop melanoma regardless of their family histories of cancer, medical histories, or sun exposure where they lived.

The study’s co–author suggests that Viagra and Revatio may lead to melanoma (as opposed to less invasive forms of skin cancer) because sildenafil affects the same genetic pathways that allow skin cancers to become more aggressive.

Get Help With Your Viagra® or Revatio® Skin Cancer Lawsuit
You shouldn’t have to pay for a drug manufacturer’s negligence. Our drug injury lawyers can help protect your rights if you or a loved one developed melanoma after taking Viagra or Revatio. Don’t wait to get the experienced legal representation you need–contact us today for a free initial consultation.

If you or a family member took Viagra or Revatio and developed melanoma, our drug injury lawyers want to speak with you. We hold drug companies responsible for their negligence, and we’ll fight to help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. So don’t wait. Contact our law firm today, and let us help you get started with your claim.

Viagra® and Revatio® are registered trademarks of Pfizer, Inc., and are used here only to identify the products in question. This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with The Journal of the American Medical Association; Brown University; NBC News; Pfizer, Inc.; or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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