Last updated on February 2018

Botulinum Toxin for Erectile Dysfunction


Brief description of study

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intra-cavernosal Botulinum toxin injection as an alternative line of treatment in patients with erectile dysfunction - not responding to oral PDE5i - through cavernosal smooth muscle relaxation.

Detailed Study Description

The initial Phase 1 study demonstrated safety and efficacy of Botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of Erectile dysfunction in a small randomized controlled trial of 24 men.

The investigators conduct a phase 2 trial to confirm the initial results in a larger group of men.160 males with will be included in the study. The participants will be subjected for full history taking, general and genital examination. Penile duplex will be performed to assess a vascular etiology before the treatment and 2 weeks later. The patients will be randomized into a treatment group (12 patients) and a control group (12 patients).

All patients will sign an informed consent. The treatment group will be injected IC with a trimix solution (20 ug alprostadil + 1 mg phentolamine + 30 mg papaverine) for color Doppler assessment, followed, next day by 50 units of BTX-A. The control group, 12 patients, will be injected with the trimix solution during penile color Doppler assessment followed next day with a normal saline injection. The erection hardness score (EHS) will be assessed during the Doppler exam.

Procedure: At least 1 day after the penile color Doppler test, the patient is placed in the supine position flaccid and stretched penile length and girth would be measured from tip of the penis to the pubic bone will be done. A rubber band will be applied to the base of the penis. The skin will be prepped with alcohol swabs followed by the IC injection of 100 units of BTX-A. Direct pressure will be applied for 2 minutes. The rubber band will be removed after 15 minutes.

Patients and controls will fill the Sexual Health Inventory for men (SHIM) questionnaire and answer the the Sexual Encounter Profile questions 1 and 2 (SEP 2 & SEP 3), and the global assessment question (GAQ) before and 4 weeks after treatment.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03102762

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