More MS news articles for May 2001

Treatment for female sexual problems in MS

Volunteers needed for UK study on the use of Viagra in women with MS

Researchers at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, London, UK are currently recruiting for a double-blind cross-over study into the effects of Viagra (Sildenafil) in women with multiple sclerosis and related sexual dysfunction.
 
In a previous study into the use of Viagra in men with MS, conducted at the same hospital, Viagra was found to be of great benefit to MS-related sexual dysfunction.
 
Sexual dysfunction is a common problem in women with MS. While men with erectile dysfunction can take Viagra, there are currently no medications available for women. The researchers Dr Ranan DasGupta and Dr Clare Fowler are investigating whether Viagra could help women with MS and female sexual dysfunction.
 
To be eligible for the study volunteers must:

Volunteers will need to visit London on average about once a month to review their progress - seven visits in total. They will also have to provide contact details of their General Practioner and Neurologist.

To participate in the study or for further information contact:
 
Ranan DasGupta
Dept. of Uro-Neurology
The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Queen Square
London WC1N 3BG