Safety and Efficacy of Escitalopram in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified April 2008 by Cairo University.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: April 7, 2008
Last updated: April 10, 2008
Last verified: April 2008

Escitalopram has been claimed to have the highest selectivity for the human serotonin transporter relative to the noradrenaline or dopamine transporters. This might be associated with greater clinical efficacy. Most adverse events reported by escitalopram-treated patients are mild and transient.

In this study, we compare escitalopram with placebo in the treatment of PE.

Condition Intervention Phase
Premature Ejaculation
Drug: Escitalopram
Phase 0

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Efficacy of Escitalopram in the Treatment of Premature Ejaculation A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Fixed-Dose,Randomized Controlled Study

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Further study details as provided by Cairo University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • change in geometric mean IELT from baseline to four weeks. [ Time Frame: 4 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • changes in the intercourse satisfaction domain values of IIEF(Arabic version). Assessment of possible side effects [ Time Frame: 4 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: May 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Escitalopram
    Patient undergo a double- blind therapy of Escitalopram (10 mg) orally daily during breakfast (n=50) or placebo (n=50) for four weeks.
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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 59 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • One hundred married patients seek medical help for what they consider premature ejaculation with possible sexual intercourse equal or greater than 1 per week.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Erectile dysfunction accounting to Arabic version of IIEF(International Index of Erectile Dysfunction)
  • Chronic psychiatric or physical illness.
  • Alcohol or substance abuse.
  • Use of psychotropic and antidepressant medication.
  • Patient with prostatitis
  • Organic illness causing limitation of SSRI use.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00656552

Contact: Gamal S mohammed, M.B., B.Ch 20-10-184-9656

Kasr el ainy school of medicine , Cairo university Not yet recruiting
Cairo, Egypt
Principal Investigator: Gamal S mohammed, M.B., B.Ch         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
Study Chair: Hussein MH Ghanem, M D Professor of Andrology & STDs
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Responsible Party: kasr elainy school of medicine, Gamal Soltan Identifier: NCT00656552     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: EPE100 
Study First Received: April 7, 2008
Last Updated: April 10, 2008
Health Authority: Egypt: Institutional Review Board

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Premature Ejaculation
Premature Birth
Genital Diseases, Male
Mental Disorders
Obstetric Labor Complications
Obstetric Labor, Premature
Pregnancy Complications
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antidepressive Agents
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antiparkinson Agents
Autonomic Agents
Cholinergic Agents
Cholinergic Antagonists
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Muscarinic Antagonists
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors processed this record on May 26, 2016