Male Sexual Dysfunction| Volume 142, P141-145, August 2020

Amphetamine/Dextroamphetamine Salts for Delayed Orgasm and Anorgasmia in Men: A Pilot Study


      To describe our experience with amphetamine/dextroamphetamine salts (AMP) as a treatment for delayed orgasm/anorgasmia (DO/AO).


      We identified patients with DO/AO from September 2017 to September 2019. Baseline characteristics and patient-reported orgasmic latency time (OLT) were recorded. After extensive screening, patients were treated with AMP. Validated questionnaires were administered including International Index of Erectile Function, quantitative Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male and Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale. OLT change, adverse effects, and patient satisfaction were assessed. Baseline characteristics were compared using chi-squared test. OLT changes were compared with one-way ANOVA. Multivariable logistic regression was performed to identify predictors of treatment success. P < 0.05 was statistically significant.


      Seventeen men received AMP – 6 of 17 (35.3%) for AO and 11 of 17 (64.7%) for DO, with median follow-up 1.0 year (interquartile range [IQR] 1.0 year). Amongst responders, AMP improved subjective experience of sex in 8 of 17 (47.1%) patients (2/6 with AO). Of those, 6 of 17 (35.3%; 1/6 with AO) experienced reduced OLT or increased frequency of orgasm. Non-responders were older than responders, with median age 69.5 (IQR 4.3) vs 61.0 years (IQR 12.3; P = 0.024). There were no other significant differences in baseline characteristics among responders. Of note, 6 of 8 (75%) responders and 8 of 9 (88.9%) non-responders failed other treatment modalities prior to AMP. Among responders with DO and improved OLT, mean OLT decreased by 72.3% (40.7 to 11.1 minutes, P = 0.049) during intercourse. Minimal side effects were noted including insomnia and jitters, each in one patient respectively.


      AMP as a treatment for AO/DO merits further investigation. Measurable improvements in OLT or frequency of orgasm occurred in more than a third of patients. Larger prospective multicenter studies with strict inclusion and exclusion criteria are warranted.
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