Viagra and the related drug Revatio (sildenafil), both formulated and sold by the drug company Pfizer, are used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and pulmonary hypertension. Millions of men have utilized these medications to remedy these conditions and improve their day-to-day quality of life.
Unfortunately, reports have shown that patients who take Viagra may be at risk for serious, even deadly, side effects. Rates of melanoma, an aggressive and metastasizing form of skin cancer, are nearly twice as high in men who take drugs containing sildenafil as in those who do not. These medicines affect the same genetic pathways that lead to skin cancer to becoming more invasive.
If you or a loved one has taken Viagra and been diagnosed with melanoma, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.