A Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of EFLA400 Korea Red Ginseng Extract on Sexual Function in Men With Erectile Dysfunction

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified December 2010 by Chonbuk National University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 24, 2011
Last Update Posted : November 24, 2011
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Chonbuk National University Hospital

November 16, 2011
November 24, 2011
November 24, 2011
December 2010
March 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
IIEF-5 score [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in IIEF-5 score at 12 weeks ]
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  • MSHQ [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in MSHQ score at 12 weeks ]
  • GEAQ [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in GEAQ score at 12 weeks ]
  • uroflowmetry(max flow rate) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline in uroflowmetry at 12 weeks ]
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A Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of EFLA400 Korea Red Ginseng Extract on Sexual Function in Men With Erectile Dysfunction
Efficacy and Safety of EFLA400 Korea Red Ginseng Extract on Erectile Dysfunction
Korea red ginseng has been used in maintaining vitality throughout the globally and metabolism and actions on neurologic, cardiovascular, and endocrinologic system are studied. KRG has been used in various ailment, and to prove its efficacy for erectile dysfunction an international study on contries other than Korean was performed. In the present study, subjects with borderline organic and psychogenic erectile dysfunction will be included. KRG will be give daily, and placebo will be give as control. Outcomes including libido, erection, sexual activity, and sexual satisfaction will be measured.
Among the three main lines of therapy for erectile dysfunction (ED), that is, oral therapy, self-injection therapy and penile prosthesis implantation, the first line therapy is always the first option. Despite the successful advent of sildenafil, the first effective oral agent for ED, further development of new drugs and phytochemical studies of widely known herbal plants are desirable. Furthermore, there seems to be a large population that prefers to use phytotherapies rather than pharmaceutical drugs for their health. Korean red ginseng, a phytotherapy plants, used frequently for ED. Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs in both Eastern and Western countries. It is known as a traditional Asian medicine for stimulation of sexual function and studies have shown the effects of ginseng on relaxation of penile corpus cavernous smooth muscle in many studies. In the present study, the investigators will be determined the real role of Korean red ginseng in the treatment of ED.
Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Healthy Subjects(Only Men)
  • Dietary Supplement: EFLA400
    EFLA400(960mg/day)for 12 weeks
    Other Name: EFLA400 Korean red ginseng
  • Dietary Supplement: Placebo
    Placebo(960mg/day) for 12 weeks
  • Experimental: EFLA400(960mg)
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: EFLA400
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo(960mg)
    Intervention: Dietary Supplement: Placebo
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Unknown status
Same as current
July 2012
March 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • aged 35-65 years
  • IIEF-5 scores between 13 and 21

Exclusion Criteria:

  • they had other neurologic or psychiatric disorder
  • significant hepatic or renal function impairment (hepatic enzymes >1.5 times the upper limit of normal and/or serum creatinine >1.8 mg per 100 ml)
  • hypertension (>170/110 mm Hg), hypotension (<90/50 mm Hg) or significant cardiovascular disease (unstable angina, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction or myocardial revascularization).
  • Peyronie's disease
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
35 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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Korea, Republic of
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Chonbuk National University Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jong-Kwan Park, MD Chonbuk National University Hospital
Chonbuk National University Hospital
December 2010

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