Indian Journal of Urology
: 2006  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 280-

Sildenafil induced priapism

Rajeev Kumar 
 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Rajeev Kumar
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

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Kumar R. Sildenafil induced priapism.Indian J Urol 2006;22:280-280

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Dear Sir,

In the recent issue of the Journal (April-June 2006), Adhikary et al[1] describe a case of a healthy male who consumed unprescribed sildenafil and suffered a priapism. In the discussion, they state 'To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of priapism resulting from supposedly safe doses of sildenafil, in a healthy individual'. This statement is incorrect. We have reported a case of priapism following consumption of unprescribed sildenafil in a healthy male in 2005 in the National Medical Journal of India.[2] Since the NMJI is an indexed publication, this reference can easily be located in a Medline/Pubmed search.

While their case is interesting and conveys an important message, we had made similar comments in our publication.


1Adhikary S, Sinha M, Chacko KN. Sildenafil induced priapism. Indian J Urol 2006;22:146-7.
2Kumar R, Jindal L, Seth A. Priapism following oral sildenafil abuse. Nat Med J Ind 2005;18(1):49.