What is the Best Drug for Premature Ejaculation?

Did you know that one out of every three men suffer from premature ejaculation (PE)? It is the most common sexual dysfunction in males and usually remains undiagnosed and untreated.

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Dapoxetine (Priligy) 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 with little sexual stimulation. It decreases sexual satisfaction and quality of life for both the man and his partner. Premature ejaculation can take two forms. Men may experience premature ejaculation starting from the first time they have sex or develop the dysfunction later in life, even after many years of normal 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 being unable to satisfy their partners sexually. Nearly half (46%) of those surveyed worried about ejaculating too fast or being unable 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 remain in denial. Their partners tend to avoid pressing the issue for fear of hurting the man’s feelings. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment of PE end up being delayed—and in some cases, the condition is never treated.
Due to the social stigma associated with PE, very few couples – and even fewer men – dare to discuss it.


Based on robust clinical trials involving more than 16,000 men worldwide, Dapoxetine (also known as Priligy) is proven to be well-tolerated by patients 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

Dapoxetine 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 can be prescribed to men with premature ejaculation between the ages of 18 and 64, and is clinically proven to work efficiently from the first dose. At least in six doses of Dapoxetine should be taken over four weeks, and one should not take a larger dose of Dapoxetine than prescribed. Do not take the drug more than once in a 24 hour period.