Q. I used Cialis several years ago for ED. After using it twice, I lost all the hearing in one ear. I really wonder if the benefits are worth the loss of hearing.
What other medications are available for the prostate? (Flomax does me very little good.) I would love to sleep through the night without having to get up and urinate so many times.
A. We are so sorry to learn about your hearing loss. The official prescribing information for Cialis (and other ED drugs) states that “Physicians should advise patients to stop taking…CIALIS, and seek prompt medical attention in the event of sudden decrease or loss of hearing.”
Doctors sometimes prescribe finasteride (Proscar) or dutasteride (Avodart) to shrink the prostate. This may help ease your symptoms, but these drugs can have lasting negative sexual side effects. A urologist should assess your situation.