Cialis Lawsuit

If you were diagnosed with melanoma after taking Cialis, you may be entitled to financial compensation by filing a Cialis lawsuit.

Cialis (tadalafil) is a vasodilator produced by drug giant, Eli Lilly and Co. It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003 as a treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), as well as symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate).

For ED, Cialis is used prior to sexual contact in order to achieve and maintain an erection. For an enlarged prostate, Cialis is prescribed in smaller doses, as directed by a healthcare professional. In recent reports, it has been reported that there is an increased risk of developing melanoma when taking Cialis (tadalafil).

A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 found that men who used the erection-enhancing drug sildenafil (Viagra) were 84% more likely to develop melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, over a period of 10 years.

Although this study focused on Viagra, the two drugs are very similar and a number of reports of Cialis induced skin cancer have surfaced.

Melanoma and Cialis

In June of 2016, the FDA announced that it was evaluating the need for regulatory action regarding Phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitor drugs such as Cialis. This warning came in response to recent reports linking drugs like Cialis to an increased risk of melanoma.

Melanoma is a dangerous form of skin cancer, characterized by an unusual growth of a mole or irregular discoloration of the skin. This happens when the pigment producing cells known as melanocytes become cancerous. The primary cause of melanoma is UV sunlight.

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What does Melanoma look like?

Melanoma usually presents itself in the form of an irregular mole. A healthy mole is typically an evenly brown or tan color with a diameter of no more than 6mm (½”). Most moles are present from birth and will remain the same size and shape for the majority of your life.

This is important to note because if you notice any mole changing in size, shape or coloration, that mole has probably become irregular. This is the main warning sign, or symptom, of melanoma. Doctors recommended that you regularly examine your moles using the “ABCDE” checklist outlined below.

How can I tell if I have Melanoma?

Only a trained healthcare professional can properly diagnose melanoma. However physicians recommend the “ABCDE” checklist of symptoms to determine if a doctor’s visit is necessary:

  • Asymmetry
  • Borders (irregular edges and corners)
  • Color (variegated)
  • Diameter (greater than 6 mm, about the size of a pencil eraser)
  • Evolving over time

If you have any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you see your doctor immediately.

Cialis Side Effects

The use of Cialis comes risks. Below are a list of side effects associated with the use of Cialis (tadalafil).

Common Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Sinus pain, sore throat
  • Muscle pain

Serious Side Effects

  • Ringing in your ears or sudden hearing loss
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling in your hands, ankles or feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Melanoma / Skin Cancer

Has action been taken against Cialis and/or Eli Lilly and Co.?

Eye Witness 5 News of Minnesota reported that a Ramsey County resident was suing Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Company, manufacturers of the drug Cialis. His lawsuit states,

“No individual prescribed to use Cialis would believe or be expected to know that his use of these drugs would expose him to an increased risk of developing melanoma or exacerbating the growth of melanocytes already present in his body,”.

The story goes on to state that the plaintiff experienced a lesion on his cheek that, when biopsied, revealed itself to be melanoma. He has since undergone numerous surgeries and has had to continuously monitor his skin for lesions. This man is just one of many who have developed skin cancer known as melanoma and decided it’s time to fight back.

Cialis Lawsuit Update

Bottle of Cialis with yellow pills

Cialis pills are linked to Melanoma / Skin Cancer

The Indiana Business Journal reported that seven men filed suit against Cialis manufacturer Eli Lilly and Company. These are the latest in a number of recent lawsuits filed against the drug giant. The men claim that Cialis put them at a “significant risk of exacerbating melanoma.” Their claims come after numerous recent studies have shown a significant increase in a man’s risk for skin cancer after taking the ED drug.

“The pharmaceutical industry has known for a very long time that inhibition of PDE5 has been associated with an increased risk of melanoma.”

Do you have a Cialis lawsuit?

If you or someone you love were diagnosed with melanoma after taking Cialis, we would like to speak with you. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.

To learn how our lawyers can help you and your family, please contact us for a Free Case Evaluation. We would be honored to speak with you and will respond promptly to every inquiry we receive.

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