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Int J Clin Pract. 2010 Apr;64(5):594-603. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-1241.2010.02358.x.

The POTENT II randomised trial: efficacy and safety of an orodispersible vardenafil formulation for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

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Department of Urology, South Florida Medical Research, Aventura, FL, USA.



The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of 10 mg vardenafil orodispersible tablet (ODT) vs. placebo in a general population of men with erectile dysfunction (ED).


This was a double-blind, multicentre, randomised, parallel-group, placebo-controlled study conducted at 35 centres in Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Subjects aged > or =18 years, with ED for at least 6 months, were randomised to receive 12 weeks of on-demand treatment with either 10 mg vardenafil ODT or placebo. Each treatment group was stratified such that approximately half of the subjects were aged > or = 65 years. Primary efficacy variables were the erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-EF) and Sexual Encounter Profile questions 2 (SEP2) and 3 (SEP3). Secondary variables included SEP diary questions 1, 4, 5 and 6, the patient version of the Treatment Satisfaction Scale (TSS) and the Global Assessment Question (GAQ).


Of the 473 men enrolled in the study (51.4% aged > or =65 years), 331 were included in the intent-to-treat population (vardenafil ODT, n = 169; placebo, n = 162). Vardenafil ODT therapy was statistically significantly superior to placebo for all primary (i.e. IIEF-EF, SEP2, SEP3) and secondary efficacy variables (p < 0.0001). Treatment-emergent adverse events were mostly mild to moderate in severity, and comparable in both incidence and type with those of the film-coated tablet formulation.


Treatment with 10 mg vardenafil ODT, taken on demand, significantly improved erectile function and was effective and well tolerated in a broad population of men with ED.


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