Purpose: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of pentadafil taken before sexual activity in young Egyptian male patients with erectile dysfunction.
Patients and methods: Sixty-six patients with erectile dysfunction were included in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. They received a dose of 20 mg of pentadafil (or corresponding placebo) in a double-blinded manner. Changes in the International Index of Erectile Function score, sexual encounter profile, and responses to Global Assessment Questionnaire, which allow patients to record changes in their erectile function, were evaluated at baseline and after 12 weeks at the end of the study.
Results: The mean change in the International Index of Erectile Function score from baseline was higher in the pentadafil arm compared with the placebo arm. Successful penile penetration, maintenance of erection for intercourse completion, satisfaction with erection, and overall satisfaction with sexual experience were higher in the pentadafil arm compared with the placebo arm. Also, improvements in erections and in the ability to have sexual intercourse were higher in the pentadafil arm compared with the placebo arm.
Conclusion: Pentadafil is an effective and safe medication for treatment of erectile dysfunction.
aDepartment of Dermatology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria
bDepartment of Dermatology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
cDepartment of Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Correspondence to Yehia F. El-Garem, MD, Department of Dermatology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, 21599 Alexandria, Egypt Tel: +20 100 669 6232; fax: +002 03 4279609; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received September 29, 2013
Accepted April 1, 2014