LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2006 | Volume
: 22 | Issue : 3 | Page : 280-
Sildenafil induced priapism
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
|How to cite this article:|
Kumar R. Sildenafil induced priapism.Indian J Urol 2006;22:280-280
|How to cite this URL:|
Kumar R. Sildenafil induced priapism. Indian J Urol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2021 Oct 24 ];22:280-280
Available from: https://www.indianjurol.com/text.asp?2006/22/3/280/27646
In the recent issue of the Journal (April-June 2006), Adhikary et al describe a case of a healthy male who consumed unprescribed sildenafil and suffered a priapism. In the discussion, they state 'To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of priapism resulting from supposedly safe doses of sildenafil, in a healthy individual'. This statement is incorrect. We have reported a case of priapism following consumption of unprescribed sildenafil in a healthy male in 2005 in the National Medical Journal of India. Since the NMJI is an indexed publication, this reference can easily be located in a Medline/Pubmed search.
While their case is interesting and conveys an important message, we had made similar comments in our publication.
|1||Adhikary S, Sinha M, Chacko KN. Sildenafil induced priapism. Indian J Urol 2006;22:146-7.|
|2||Kumar R, Jindal L, Seth A. Priapism following oral sildenafil abuse. Nat Med J Ind 2005;18(1):49.|