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[Tadalafil improves total testosterone, IIEF score and SEP in old and middle-aged males with late-onset hypogonadism]

Xi-Kun Wang, Li Luo, Sen Wang, Jun Li, Wen-Xiong Li
Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology 2012, 18 (5): 475-7
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical effect of tadalafil combined with testosterone undecanoate on late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) in old and middle-aged males.

METHODS: A total of 125 old and middle-aged (40 to 60 years) males with LOH were randomly assigned to a treatment group (n = 65) and a control group (n = 60) to be treated with tadalafil + testosterone undecanoate and testosterone undecanoate alone, respectively. We compared the levels of total testosterone (T), IIEF scores and the patients' sexual encounter profile (SEP) diaries before and 4 weeks after medication.

RESULTS: The T level, IIEF score and SEP score were significantly improved in both groups after medication as compared with the baseline (P < 0.05), and even more so in the treatment than in the control group (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: Tadalafil combined with testosterone undecanoate, superior to testosterone undecanoate alone, can improve the T level, IIEF score and SEP score in old and middle-aged males with LOH and increase their sexual satisfaction and self-confidence.

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