What is the Best Drug for Premature Ejaculation?

Do you know that one out of every three men suffers from premature ejaculation (PE)? It is the most common male sexual dysfunction, and it usually remains undiagnosed and untreated.

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Dapoxetine is the first, and only drug specifically developed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of premature ejaculation.

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 the man and the partner. Premature ejaculation can take two forms. Men may have premature ejaculation from the first time they have sex (throughout their 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. Seven 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 they ejaculate. PE can destroy relationships. One in five (20%) men with PE report that PE can lead to the breakdown of a relationship or divorce.

TREATMENT OF PREMATURE EJACULATION

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 the man’s feelings. So diagnosis and treatment of PE end up being delayed—and in some cases, it is never treated.
Because of the social stigma associated with PE, very few couples and even fewer men dare to talk about it.

DAPOXETINE

Based on robust clinical trials involving more than 16,000 men worldwide, Dapoxetine also known as Priligy proved to be well tolerated and demonstrated 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. 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

Priligy has been 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. Dapoxetine should be taken at least in six doses or four weeks. Do not take a larger dose of Dapoxetine than prescribed. Do not take the drug more than once every 24 hours.