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Sildenafil is not effective in postmenopausal women with acquired genital sexual arousal disorder

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:0-f

Question Is sildenafil effective treatment for sexual arousal disorder in postmenopausal women?

Synopsis Many postmenopausal women and their doctors are asking if sildenafil (Viagra) might be helpful to them to treat sexual arousal disorder. This Canadian crossover trial (randomised) recruited 34 postmenopausal volunteers who lacked genital responsivity despite preserved subjective sexual arousal from non-genital stimuli. All women were taking oestrogen/progestin hormone therapy, but not androgens, for at least six …

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