Efficacy and Safety of Paroxetine Daily Doses of 15 mg and 20 mg in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation
A Parallel Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial to Study the Efficacy and Safety of Paroxetine Daily Doses of 15 mg and 20 mg in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation
As study to investigate the efficacy and safety of daily doses of paroxetine of 15 and 20 mg for the treatment of premature ejaculation
Randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, prospective and parallel trial. Men with premature ejaculation using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision criteria for at least 6 months, with an intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) ≤ 3 minutes. Three treatments are to be compared: placebo, 15 mg or 20 mg paroxetine for 12 weeks.
daily dose of paroxetine 15mg for 12 weeks
active daily treatment with paroxetine 20 mg
active daily treatment with placebo
Inclusion Criteria: men between 20 and 70 years of age with a stable relationship with a female partner with the intention to continue with the same partner for the duration of the study with diagnosis of premature ejaculation according to the criteria established in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV edition, Revised Text for at least 6 months before inclusion with an Intravaginal Ejaculatory Latency Time (IELT) ≤ 3 minutes in at least 75 % of a minimum of three sexual encounters, elapsing between them at least 18 hours during the selection phase of the study with agreement to avoid pregnancy or planned surgery during the study, female participants should not be pregnant at the inclusion both male and female partners had to agree to participate and to sign the informed consent form Exclusion Criteria: any medical or surgical condition that could be associated with the initiation of premature ejaculation for secondary PE history of myocardial infarction or stroke in the last 6 months hemorrhagic disorder, hepatitis B or C, HIV infection, penile implant surgery at any time alcohol or drug abuse in the last 2 years any medical or psychiatric condition that could interfere with study procedures and evaluations uncontrolled diabetes hypotension (defined as systolic/diastolic blood pressure < 90/50 mm Hg) uncontrolled hypertension diagnosis of erectile dysfunction or a score ≤ 21 in the erectile function domain of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) at inclusion treatment with any investigational drug in the last month or 5 times the half life of the drug use of medications that could enhance the effect of paroxetine, known intolerance to selective serotonin recapture inhibitors hypoactive sexual desire not caused by PE sexual dysfunction in the female partner that could interfere with participation any other significant clinical conditions that could interfere with study procedures employees of research sites and relatives of researchers