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Titolo:
Initial uptake in use of sildenafil in general practice
Autore:
Williams, D; Feely, J;
Indirizzi:
St James Hosp, Trinity Ctr Hlth Sci, Dept Pharmacol & Therapeut, Dublin 8,Ireland St James Hosp Dublin Ireland 8 t Pharmacol & Therapeut, Dublin 8,Ireland
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY
fascicolo: 12, volume: 56, anno: 2001,
pagine: 911 - 914
SICI:
0031-6970(200103)56:12<911:IUIUOS>2.0.ZU;2-A
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION; VIAGRA; DISEASE; MEN;
Keywords:
pharmacoepidemiology; sildenafil; general practice;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Williams, D St James Hosp, Trinity Ctr Hlth Sci, Dept Pharmacol & Therapeut, Dublin 8,Ireland St James Hosp Dublin Ireland 8 & Therapeut, Dublin 8,Ireland
Citazione:
D. Williams e J. Feely, "Initial uptake in use of sildenafil in general practice", EUR J CL PH, 56(12), 2001, pp. 911-914

Abstract

Objective: To assess the initial uptake in use and co-prescribing patternsof sildenafil. Methods: We examined prescription details of the Eastern Health Board Region (including Dublin) of the General Medical Services (GMS) in Ireland, which provides detail on prescriptions dispensed in primary care for this population (n = 334,031). We identified 1422 patients who received 3740 prescriptions for sildenafil over a 6-month period (July 1999-December 1999) and determined the percentage of patients who were co-prescribed nitrate therapy, medications which may interact with sildenafil and medications associatedwith impotence. Results: We identified 1422 (1.4% of the male population over 16 years whomight be expected to suffer from erectile dysfunction given an overall prevalence of 10%) who received a prescription for sildenafil over the study period at a cost of 0.14% of the annual drug budget. Up to 2.5%, 6% and 25% of patients were co-prescribed, respectively, nitrate therapy, potentially interacting drugs and drugs associated with impotence. Conclusion: The initial uptake and cost associated with sildenafil was lower than expected. The rate of prescribing of nitrates and other potentiallyinteracting medications was found to be low. Medication use may also contribute to erectile dysfunction in this population of patients.

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