Comparison of the clinical efficacy and safety of the on-demand use of paroxetine, dapoxetine, sildenafil and combined dapoxetine with sildenafil in treatment of patients with premature ejaculation: A randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial
The aim of the study was to compare the clinical efficacy and safety of the on-demand use of paroxetine, dapoxetine, sildenafil and combined dapoxetine with sildenafil in treatment of patients with premature ejaculation (PE). In a single-blind placebo-controlled clinical study, 150 PE patients without erectile dysfunction (ED) were included during the period of March 2015 to May 2016. Patients were randomly divided into five groups (30 patients each). On demand placebo, paroxetine (30 mg), dapoxetine (30 mg), sildenafil citrate (50 mg) and combined dapoxetine (30 mg) with sildenafil citrate (50 mg) were given for patients for 6 weeks in each group respectively. All patients were instructed to record intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) and evaluated with Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool (PEDT) and the patient satisfaction score before and after treatment. The mean of IELT, satisfaction score and PEDT in all groups was significantly improved after treatment (p value = .001). Combined dapoxetine with sildenafil group had the best values of IELT, satisfaction scores and PEDT in comparison with other treatment groups (p value <.001). The combined dapoxetine with sildenafil therapy could significantly improve PE patients without ED as compared to paroxetine alone or dapoxetine alone or sildenafil alone with tolerated adverse effects.