Study Links Viagra & Melanoma

A 2014 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that men who had used Viagra were associated with an increased risk of developing melanoma, even after adjusting for other risk. The study analyzed 25,848 men over a 10 year period, and found nearly a doubling of relative risk for Viagra users when compared to the general population of non-Viagra users.1

More recently, a 2018 report from the Research on Adverse Drug Events and Reports (RADAR) project found a statistically significant increased risk of melanoma for individuals who used sildenafil (a.k.a Viagra, Revatio) or tadalafil (a.k.a. Cialis, Adcirca). The study examined individuals who used sildenafil or tadalafil daily for control of pulmonary hypertension, finding them to have a 298% increased risk of melanoma compared to individuals who did not use sildenafil or tadalafil.2

If you think Viagra use might have caused skin cancer in you or a loved one contact your physician. After speaking with your physician, contact us at 1.800.255.5223 to investigate a potential Viagra legal action or learn more about Viagra Melanoma.

What is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer. Melanoma progresses faster than other types of skin cancer and can spread beyond the skin to affect other parts of the body, including the bones or brain. Although potentially aggressive and life-threatening, if treated early melanoma can be curable. Melanoma symptoms may include:

  • A change to an existing mole or other skin growths
  • A small, dark, multicolored spot with irregular borders that may bleed and scab
  • A cluster of shiny, firm, dark bumps
  • A mole larger than a pencil eraser

If you think you may have melanoma and believe it to be related to Viagra,  contact us today at 1.800.255.5223


[1] See "Study Associating Viagra Use to Melanoma Risks is a Significant Red Flag"
[2] See "More Data Indicating A Strong Association Between Sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra) & Tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis) Use and Development of Melanoma"