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is the medication adcirca (tadalafil) helpful to treat pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Adcirca (tadalafil) is a once a day dru called a pde-5 inhibitor. These drugs cause blood vessels to widen, which may result in a decrease in pulmonary hypertension. In original trials with the drug it improved exercise capacity (people can walk further) and decreased the risk for needing lung transplant, hospitalization or other medications.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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