NHS organisations should take into account the reasons why the manufacturer did not make an evidence submission when considering whether or not to recommend local use of tadalafil for the treatment of symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. If, after doing this, organisations still wish to consider tadalafil for the treatment of symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, they should follow the advice set out in Good practice guidance on managing the introduction of new healthcare interventions and links to NICE technology appraisal guidance which outlines the approach that should be adopted in circumstances where NICE guidance is unavailable.
NICE will review the position at any point if the manufacturer indicates that it wishes to make a full submission.
For information about NICE guidance that has been issued or is in development, see the NICE website.
Lower urinary tract symptoms: the management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men. NICE clinical guideline 97 (2010).
Referral guidelines for suspected cancer in adults and children. NICE clinical guideline 27 (2005).
Laparoscopic prostatectomy for benign prostatic obstruction. NICE interventional procedure guidance 275 (2008).