“We noticed an enormous spike in gross sales of every day use erectile dysfunction medication, which means that some folks had been having extra spontaneous intercourse than ever — with their companions at residence, they needed to at all times be prepared,” stated senior examine writer Dr. Benjamin Davies, a professor of urology on the College of Pittsburgh’s College of Medication.
His workforce in contrast gross sales of ED medication earlier than March 2020 and through the preliminary months of the pandemic, March to December 2020.
To account for different components which may affect the sale of the medication — reminiscent of entry to pharmacies — the examine authors additionally analyzed the gross sales of different urological medication, which did not change within the months after the pandemic was declared.
There was a brief lower in ED treatment gross sales in March and April 2020, however gross sales of the medication have steadily risen since then, in line with the findings outlined in a analysis letter printed June 25 within the Journal of Inner Medication.
Specifically, gross sales of Cialis (tadalafil) — a longer-acting drug that is taken every day to assist with extra spontaneous sexual exercise — practically doubled between February and December of 2020, the researchers discovered.
“Adjustments in gross sales of erectile dysfunction medication can point out vital issues and level out points in folks’s normal well-being,” Davies stated in a college information launch. “Individuals’s sexual lives contribute to the psychosocial cloth of society.”
Davies additionally directs the Urologic Oncology Program at Hillman Most cancers Heart, which is a part of the College of Pittsburgh Medical Heart.
Harvard Medical College has extra on erectile dysfunction drugs.
SOURCE: College of Pittsburgh, information launch, June 25, 2021