Do you know that one in three men suffers from premature ejaculation (PE)? It is the most common male sexual dysfunction that remains undiagnosed and untreated. In line with this topic, A. Meraniri Philippines brings you Dapoxetine, the first and only drug specifically developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of premature ejaculation.
To increase awareness of the disease, 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, and 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, Bulacan spoke during the report 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 when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before man desires. This can lead to a decrease in sexual satisfaction and the quality of life of men and their partners. 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 impact of PE on couples is evident. According to the Asia-Pacific Sexual Behavior and Satisfaction Survey of 2013, 91 percent of men in the Philippines find it very important that they sexually satisfy their partners. This is mainly driven by peers, men want their partner to feel happy, loved and satisfied. Seven out of 10 (72 percent) Filipinos surveyed were concerned about not being able to sexually satisfy their partners. Almost half (46 percent) were worried about ejaculating too early or not being able to control when to ejaculate. PE can erode relationships. One in five (20 percent) of men with PE say that PE can lead to relationship breakdown or divorce.
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 posing the issue for fear of hurting man’s feelings. 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 physical education to light and raise awareness about the condition, the AUC and A. Menarini Philippines recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOA) to jointly implement a campaign to promote PE.
Based on robust clinical trials involving more than 16,000 men worldwide, dapoxetine also known as Priligy has been shown to be well tolerated and significantly improve all measures 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 premature 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 delay ejaculation. Dapoxetine rapidly increases synaptic levels of serotonin, improving the symptoms of premature ejaculation.
Dapoxetine (Priligy) is already available in major pharmacy chains in June 2014. It is available by prescription in 30 mg and 60 mg oral tablets. Dapoxetine should be taken, on demand, 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, and is clinically proven to work effectively in the first dose. It is taken one to three hours before intercourse. To optimize individual response, dapoxetine should be taken at least six doses or four weeks. Do not take more than what is prescribed, and should not be taken more than once every 24 hours.