Do you know that one out of the three men suffers from premature ejaculation (PE)? It is the most common male sexual dysfunction that usually remains undiagnosed and untreated.
In the discussion of the topic, A. Meraniri Philippines talks about Dapoxetine, the first and only drug specifically developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
Two specialists discussed the treatment for PE in detail. The first expert is Dr. George Lee Eng Geap, a Urological Surgery Consultant at Gleneagles Tropicana Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur and a Clinical Associate Professor at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia. The second expert is Dr. Ulysses Quanico, President of the Philippine Urology Association, the Board of the Urology Center of the Philippines and also the Head of Department of Surgery at the Nazarenus College Foundation Hospital in Meycauayan. They spoke during the conference on premature ejaculation organized by A. Menarini Philippines on 10 July 2014 at the Holiday Inn Galleria in the city of Pasig.
WHAT IS PREMATURE EJACULATION?
Premature ejaculation is diagnosed when a man ejaculates too fast and with little sexual stimulation. It decreases sexual satisfaction and the quality of life for both man and the partner. Premature ejaculation can take two forms. Men may have premature ejaculation from the first time they have sex (during a lifetime), or develop premature ejaculation later in life, even after many years of normal (acquired) ejaculatory experience.
IMPACTS OF PREMATURE EJACULATION
The adverse effect of PE on relationships is evident. According to the Asia-Pacific Sexual Behavior and Satisfaction Survey of 2013, 91% of men in the Philippines find it very important that they sexually satisfy their partners. It is evident that men want their partner to feel happy, loved and satisfied. 7 out of 10 Filipinos (72 %) surveyed worry about not being able to satisfy their partners sexually. Almost half (46%) of the surveyed worried about ejaculating too fast or not being able to control when to ejaculate. PE can destroy relationships. One in five (20%) of men with PE says that PE can lead to breakdown or divorce.
TREATMENT OF PREMATURE EJACULATION
According to Dr. Lee, “Men with PE are often reluctant to discuss their condition or are in denial. Their partners, on the other hand, avoid pressing the issue for fear of hurting man’s feelings. So they delay diagnosis and treatment of PE.”
Dr. Quanico agrees: “Because of the social stigma associated with PE, very few couples and even fewer men dare to talk about it.”
To bring the problem to light, the doctors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) to implement a campaign to promote PE awareness.
Based on robust clinical trials involving more than 16,000 men worldwide, dapoxetine also known as Priligy proved to be well tolerated and shown significant results in the treatment of premature ejaculation, including control over ejaculation and sexual partner satisfaction.
Men with premature ejaculation may have decreased levels of serotonin. According to Dr. Lee, serotonin plays a central role in early ejaculation. It is a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger in the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that adequate levels of serotonin at the junctions between neurons or brain cells help to delay ejaculation. Dapoxetine rapidly increases synaptic levels of serotonin, improving the symptoms of premature ejaculation.
AVAILABILITY AND USE OF DAPOXETINE
Dapoxetine (Priligy) is available at major pharmacy chains since June 2014. It is available by prescription in 30 mg and 60 mg oral tablets. Dapoxetine should be taken as needed, one to three hours before intercourse with a full glass of water. It is indicated for men with premature ejaculation between the ages of 18 and 64. It is clinically proven to work efficiently from the first dose. It is taken one to three hours before intercourse. Dapoxetine should be taken at least in six doses or four weeks. Do not take more than what is prescribed. Do not take once every 24 hours.