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Int J Impot Res. 2002 Aug;14 Suppl 2:S42-7.

Efficacy and safety of oral sildenafil citrate (Viagra) in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela: a double-blind, multicenter, placebo-controlled study.

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Fundación Santafé de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia.


The objective of this work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sildenafil in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED) from Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela. One hundred and fifty-eight outpatients with ED participated in a double-blind, flexible-dose, randomized-controlled trial. Efficacy measures included question 3 (achieving an erection) and question 4 (maintaining an erection) from the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), the five functional domains of the IIEF, a global efficacy question, and patient event log. Sildenafil increased patients' ability to achieve/maintain erections (P<0.01). Seventy-seven per cent of sildenafil- vs 46% of placebo-treated patients reported improved erections (P<0.001). Sixty-five percent and 35% of intercourse attempts were successful among sildenafil and placebo patients, respectively (P<0.05). Sildenafil patients showed significant improvements in three of the five IIEF functional domains (P<0.05). Adverse events were reported for 51% and 33% of sildenafil and placebo patients, respectively. It can be concluded that sildenafil is an effective, well-tolerated treatment for ED in patients from Latin America.

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