Efficacy and safety of tadalafil once daily: considerations for the practical application of a daily dosing option.


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OBJECTIVE: To provide clinically relevant information on tadalafil 2.5 or 5 mg once daily for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), by reviewing safety and efficacy study findings. Findings from an integrated analysis of trials of tadalafil 10 and 20 mg as needed are presented to provide context for the daily dosing regime. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Of the three studies that included approved once-daily doses, two were conducted in the general ED population and one in a diabetic ED population. An integrated analysis was performed using 12-week efficacy and safety data from the studies conducted in the general ED population. RESULTS: In the general ED population, the 12-week mean International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) erectile function (EF) domain scores increased by 6.2 to an endpoint score of 19.2 and by 8.6 to 21.9 for 2.5 and 5 mg doses, respectively, versus an increase of 1.3 to 14.9 for placebo (p < 0.01). Mean successful intercourse attempts (SEP3) were 50% and 62% for tadalafil 2.5 and 5 mg once daily, respectively, versus 33% for placebo (p < 0.01). These findings were consistent with those for tadalafil as needed. In 1- and 2-year open label extensions of tadalafil 5 mg once daily, efficacy was maintained. In the diabetic ED population, 12-week mean IIEF EF scores increased by 4.8 to 18.3 and 4.5 to 17.2 with tadalafil 2.5 and 5 mg, respectively, versus an increase of 1.3 to 14.7 for placebo (p < 0.01). Mean successful intercourse attempts were more than 40% for each tadalafil dose, versus 28% for placebo (p < 0.01). The profile of treatment-emergent adverse events with tadalafil once daily was similar to that previously reported with as-needed treatment; the most common adverse events with tadalafil (dyspepsia, nasopharyngitis, headaches) were reported in

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Cited Authors

  • Donatucci, CF; Wong, DG; Giuliano, F; Glina, S; Dowsett, SA; Watts, S; Sorsaburu, S

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 3383 - 3392

PubMed ID

  • 19032120

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19032120

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-4877

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1185/03007990802498440


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England