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Assessing Efficacy and Safety of Flexible Dosing With Vardenafil in Subjects With Erectile Dysfunction and Hyperlipidemia

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00663845
First Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2013
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Collaborator:
GlaxoSmithKline
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Bayer
  Purpose
This study is being conducted in US to obtain information on the efficacy, safety, and duration of erection of flexible-dose regime of vardenafil compared to placebo (dummy medication with no pharmacological activity), in patients with co-morbid factors associated with erectile dysfunction (also called impotence). The duration of erection endpoint will be assessed by patient utilized stopwatch timings during each attempt at sexual intercourse. Elevated levels of total cholesterol or low levels of HDL may result in atherosclerosis and induce erectile dysfunction. Vardenafil (Levitra) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. While there is no intent to assess the effect vardenafil has on blood lipids, the study will provide prospective data on men diagnosed with both ED and dyslipidemia.

Condition Intervention Phase
Erectile Dysfunction Drug: Levitra (Vardenafil, BAY38-9456) Drug: Placebo Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group, Study Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, and Duration of Erection of Flexible-dose Vardenafil Administered for 12 Weeks Compared to Placebo in Subjects With Erectile Dysfunction and Dyslipidemia.

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Further study details as provided by Bayer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sexual Encounter Profile Question 2 and 3 and International Index of Erectile Function - Erectile Function domain [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Duration of erection leading to positive Sexual Encounter Profile Question 3 [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Safety and tolerability [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Other patient diary based variables [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 395
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm 1 Drug: Levitra (Vardenafil, BAY38-9456)
10mg Vardenafil taken orally 1h prior to sexual intercourse
Placebo Comparator: Arm 2 Drug: Placebo
Matching placebo

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males with ED for more than 6 months, according to the NIH Consensus Statement (inability to attain and/or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance)
  • Stable heterosexual relationship for more than 6 months
  • Between 18 and <65 years of age
  • Diagnosed dyslipidemia and treated with a stable dose of a statin (or generic equivalent) >/=3 months at Screening. In addition, the subject must have remained on this stable dose of statin (or its generic equivalent) throughout the study and no additional therapy to treat dyslipidemia was initiated
  • InternationaI Index of Erectile Function - Erectile Function domain score of <25, denoting mild to severe ED at Visit 2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Primary hypoactive sexual desire
  • History of myocardial infarction, stroke or life-threatening arrhythmia within prior 6 month
  • Nitrate therapy
  • Other exclusion criteria apply according to the US Product Information
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00663845


Sponsors and Collaborators
Bayer
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
Study Director: Bayer Study Director Bayer
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bayer
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00663845     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12165
First Submitted: April 17, 2008
First Posted: April 22, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2013
Last Verified: October 2013

Keywords provided by Bayer:
Male Erectile Dysfunction
Dyslipidemia
Vardenafil

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Erectile Dysfunction
Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
Genital Diseases, Male
Sexual Dysfunctions, Psychological
Mental Disorders
Vardenafil Dihydrochloride
Vasodilator Agents
Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Urological Agents