Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
MAC is testing a study medication which is being developed to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Improving quality of life
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What Happens Next?
About this Erectile Dysfunction Clinical Trial
The study drug is a new compound which works by enhancing the effects of substances in the body such as serotonin and dopamine to help stimulate an erection. By participating in this clinical trial, you may be helping to contribute to the development of a new treatment for ED that may help improve the quality of life for many people.
– Age 18 – 59
– BMI 18 – 35 kg/m2
– Has erectile dysfunction but is otherwise healthy
Eligible patients will receive a health screen and study participation will be in collaboration with the patient’s treating physician.
Frequently Asked Questions
Erectile dysfunction is when a man is unable to develop or sustain an erection, which can lead to difficulties in having sexual intercourse. It is thought that up to 1 in 4 men have experienced ED at some point.
It is possible to buy medications such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra from a pharmacy that can help with ED. However, these medications are effective in some men, but approximately 30% to 40% do not respond to this treatment.
Current ED treatments work by increasing blood flow to the periphery once an erection has begun. The latest research concentrates on the signalling pathway from the brain that initiates an erection as well as increasing blood flow.
Clinical trials are highly regulated medicine trials that help to bring about progress in health research. Clinical trials make it possible to scientifically assess the properties of an investigative medication, to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of a treatment or a medical device, or to learn more about a disease and methods to diagnose and monitor it. If the trial is successful, it may be an important step towards developing a promising new treatment.
All clinical trials must be reviewed and authorised by various governing bodies and committees before they can go ahead to minimise any risks. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ensures that medicines meet applicable standards of safety, quality and efficacy, meaning a trial must be thought to be safe before it is approved. The Health Research Authority (HRA) is responsible for research ethics committees across the UK. Independent research ethics committees work to protect the interests and rights of volunteers who take part in the trial, adding another layer of protection to the process.
If you a male, at least 18 years of age and have erectile dysfunction/impotence you may be eligible to take part. Other eligibility criteria will apply.
Before being accepted into a clinical trial, you must undergo a full health check to ensure you are physically and mentally fit to take part. The researchers conduct cognitive and physical tests during the health check, including height, weight, blood pressure, electrocardiogram and a review of your medical history. Dependent on the nature of the trial, validated health or condition-specific surveys may have to be completed – including, mental health assessment scales, health surveys and pain scores.