Tablets costing just 2p each could be a new treatment for men with erection problems. New research suggests the medicine, called metformin, could boost a man’s performance in the bedroom.
The drug has been widely used on the NHS for many years to treat patients with type 2 diabetes.
But now scientists think it may also work as an alternative to anti-impotence drugs such as Viagra or Cialis.
Laboratory tests at the Georgia Health Sciences University in the U.S. show the diabetes drug boosts erectile function by relaxing blood vessels in the genital area, allowing blood to flow more freely into the penis.
Although it has yet to be tested in humans, it could quickly emerge as a new treatment because it is readily available, extremely cheap and has an excellent safety record.
Not that I know anything about pharmaceuticals of course.
But one of the conditions one can get a prescription for Viagra for is type 2 diabetes. And if the drug that is regularly used to treat type 2 diabetes gives you a raging hard on then they wouldn’t be needing to prescribe Viagra to those with type 2 diabetes, would they?