BACKGROUND: Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common male neurobiological sexual disorder, related to a disturbance in central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) neurotransmission.AIM: To assess the efficacy of a single oral dose of 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 on ejaculation latency time (ELT) in male subjects suffering from PE.METHODS: A total of 35 male subjects were enrolled in a Phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group masturbation-model study. All subjects completed the study. No subject was withdrawn from the study. There were no major protocol deviations reported during the study.OUTCOMES: The primary outcome of the study was to evaluate the effect of a single oral dose of 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 on ELT as measured in the masturbation model; additionally, we investigated drug's safety and tolerability.RESULTS: In the 3 mg GSK958108 treatment group, the ELT was estimated to be 16% longer (1.542 vs 1.328, 95% CI: -16% to +61%) than if the subjects had taken placebo. In the 7 mg GSK958108 treatment group, the ELT was estimated to be 77% longer (2.346 vs 1.328, 95% CI: +28% to +144%) than in the placebo group. The systemic exposure to GSK958108 increased with dosage between 3 mg and 7 mg. A significant trend toward an increase of ELT was observed with increasing plasma concentrations of GSK958108. A total of 4 patients all treated with 7 mg dose experienced minor drug related adverse events (5 adverse events in 4 patients): somnolence (n = 3), headache (n = 1), tinnitus (n = 1).CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: In the current double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study the 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 was tested in 3 mg and 7 mg doses for PE treatment in humans. It was shown that GSK958108 significantly delayed ejaculation showing a new and safe alternative in PE treatment.STRENGTHS & LIMITATIONS: The present study showed innovative results suggesting an important role of 5HT1A receptor antagonist in the PE treatment. However, the use of masturbation model and the small population are the main limitations of this investigation.CONCLUSION: 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 3 mg per day and 7 mg per day was found to be well-tolerated, safe and effective for the treatment of PE subjects and demonstrated a strong association between 5HT1A receptors and ejaculation control in humans (NCT00861484). Migliorini F, Tafuri A, Bettica P, etal. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of a Single Oral Dose of 5-HT1A Antagonist GSK958108 on Ejaculation Latency Time in Male Patients Suffering From Premature Ejaculation. J Sex Med 2020;XX:XXX-XXX.

A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of a Single Oral Dose of 5-HT1A Antagonist GSK958108 on Ejaculation Latency Time in Male Patients Suffering From Premature Ejaculation

Migliorini, F.;Tafuri, A.;Antonelli, A.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common male neurobiological sexual disorder, related to a disturbance in central serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) neurotransmission.AIM: To assess the efficacy of a single oral dose of 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 on ejaculation latency time (ELT) in male subjects suffering from PE.METHODS: A total of 35 male subjects were enrolled in a Phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group masturbation-model study. All subjects completed the study. No subject was withdrawn from the study. There were no major protocol deviations reported during the study.OUTCOMES: The primary outcome of the study was to evaluate the effect of a single oral dose of 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 on ELT as measured in the masturbation model; additionally, we investigated drug's safety and tolerability.RESULTS: In the 3 mg GSK958108 treatment group, the ELT was estimated to be 16% longer (1.542 vs 1.328, 95% CI: -16% to +61%) than if the subjects had taken placebo. In the 7 mg GSK958108 treatment group, the ELT was estimated to be 77% longer (2.346 vs 1.328, 95% CI: +28% to +144%) than in the placebo group. The systemic exposure to GSK958108 increased with dosage between 3 mg and 7 mg. A significant trend toward an increase of ELT was observed with increasing plasma concentrations of GSK958108. A total of 4 patients all treated with 7 mg dose experienced minor drug related adverse events (5 adverse events in 4 patients): somnolence (n = 3), headache (n = 1), tinnitus (n = 1).CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: In the current double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study the 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 was tested in 3 mg and 7 mg doses for PE treatment in humans. It was shown that GSK958108 significantly delayed ejaculation showing a new and safe alternative in PE treatment.STRENGTHS & LIMITATIONS: The present study showed innovative results suggesting an important role of 5HT1A receptor antagonist in the PE treatment. However, the use of masturbation model and the small population are the main limitations of this investigation.CONCLUSION: 5HT1A receptor antagonist GSK958108 3 mg per day and 7 mg per day was found to be well-tolerated, safe and effective for the treatment of PE subjects and demonstrated a strong association between 5HT1A receptors and ejaculation control in humans (NCT00861484). Migliorini F, Tafuri A, Bettica P, etal. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of a Single Oral Dose of 5-HT1A Antagonist GSK958108 on Ejaculation Latency Time in Male Patients Suffering From Premature Ejaculation. J Sex Med 2020;XX:XXX-XXX.
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