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Topical Alprostadil for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
VIVUS, Inc. Identifier:
First received: May 9, 2006
Last updated: March 9, 2009
Last verified: March 2009
Approximately 300 patients with female sexual arousal disorder who meet eligibility criteria will be enrolled and randomized to receive either active drug or matching placebo. After a two-month, non-treatment period, patients will receive study drug for 6 months and will record information about sexual encounters in a daily diary. Study drug will be applied directly to the genital area 30-60 minutes before initiation of sexual activity. The endpoint of the study is based on the use of a standard measure of sexual function (FSEP).

Condition Intervention Phase
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Drug: Topical alprostadil (PGE-1)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, 6-Month Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of Topical Alprostadil in Hysterectomized Women With Female Sexual Arousal Disorder (FSAD)

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Further study details as provided by VIVUS, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • FSEP

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • FSFI
  • Global assessment
  • Adverse events

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: September 2004
Study Completion Date: November 2006
Primary Completion Date: August 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:
This is a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-design study involving about 300 women who are 21-60 years of age inclusive, who have undergone a hysterectomy (with or without oophorectomy), and who have a primary diagnosis of FSAD. The diagnosis of FSAD will be made based on a medical and sexual history and confirmed using a structured interview by trained personnel. Study subjects will undergo a 2-month non-treatment run-in period followed by a 6-month period of blinded study therapy. Study drug is applied topically to the genitalia 30-60 minutes prior to initiation of sexual activity. Study subjects will complete several questionnaires at various times during the study and will complete a daily diary. The study endpoint is based on the FSEP and other standard questionnaires, as well as safety and tolerability of study drug.

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women aged 21-60 who have undergone a hysterectomy
  • Have a primary diagnosis of female sexual arousal disorder
  • Be willing to comply with all study requirements and visit schedules

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to alprostadil or product excipients
  • Have a genital inflammatory or infectious condition or STD
  • Have a significant medical condition that would interfere with the study
  • Have received an investigational drug within the prior 30 days
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00324948

United States, California
Stanford University School of Medicine-Dept of OB/GYN
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
United States, Ohio
Radiant Research
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 95249
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Sam Teichman, MD Vivus Clinical Research Department
  More Information

Responsible Party: Wesley Day, VP Clinical, Vivus, Inc. Identifier: NCT00324948     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Vivus-FSD-10
Study First Received: May 9, 2006
Last Updated: March 9, 2009

Keywords provided by VIVUS, Inc.:
Female sexual arousal disorder
Female sexual dysfunction

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Mental Disorders
Genital Diseases, Male
Genital Diseases, Female
Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
Vasodilator Agents
Urological Agents processed this record on April 21, 2017