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Cent European J Urol. 2016;69(3):280-284. Epub 2016 Jul 8.

Effectiveness of 'on demand' silodosin in the treatment of premature ejaculation in patients dissatisfied with dapoxetine: a randomized control study.

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1
General Hospital, Honavar, Karnataka, India.
2
TSS Shripad Hegde Kadave Institute of Medical Sciences, Sirsi, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Premature ejaculation is a common sexual disorder, which is usually underreported. Multiple treatment methodologies are in use due to the absence of an effective, universally acceptable treatment modality. The most common drug used is dapoxetine, which has adverse effects limiting its long-term use. Hence, we decided to evaluate the effectiveness of 'on demand' silidosin 4 mg in patients with premature ejaculation, who were dissatisfied with dapoxetine 30 mg.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

The study included 64 patients who reported premature ejaculation who were unhappy with the treatment with 'on demand' dapoxetine 30 mg, either due to its adverse effects or because of its overall inefficacy. They were divided into two groups of 33 and 31 respectively by simple randomization, with Group A treated with 'on demand' silodosin 4 mg three hours prior to intercourse, whereas Group B was treated with placebo. Pre- and post-treatment intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT), premature ejaculation profile (PEP) and clinical global impression of change (CGIC) for premature ejaculation were evaluated.

RESULTS:

Patients in Group A (silodosin 4 mg) reported statistically significant improvement (p <0.005) in intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT), premature ejaculation profile (PEP) and clinical global impression of change (CGIC) for premature ejaculation, with four patients reporting uncomfortably-delayed ejaculation.

CONCLUSIONS:

'On demand' silodosin 4 mg is an effective treatment option with very few adverse events in those patients suffering from premature ejaculation, who are dissatisfied with dapoxetine 30 mg due to its adverse effects or inefficacy.

KEYWORDS:

alpha blockers; male sexual dysfunction; premature ejaculation; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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