Many men and their partners have heard about pills to treat premature ejaculation . Aside from some anti-depressants used to treat the problem, a form of the drug Dapoxetine, commonly known as Priligy, has been developed specifically to treat the problem. Other pills used to treat erectile dysfunction , including Viagra may also be used depending on the situation. There are also a number of alternative treatment options and behavior therapy or counselling may also be recommended.
Because there are so many variables and so many treatment options, it is highly recommended that you speak to a doctor at First Men’s Clinic if you think you need to take medication to help the problem. You can make an appointment today for a confidential, professional consultation to discuss the issue and start treatment.
Anti-depressants for premature ejaculation
In some cases anti-depressants such as Prozac, Zoloft or Aropax (known as SSRIs) may be prescribed to help men experiencing premature ejaculation. These medications may help in delaying the length of time to ejaculation. You should never consider taking these medications without having seen the doctor and discussing the specific problem you want to take them for.
First Men’s Clinic doctors can help you understand more about these drugs and determine whether they should be prescribed following a consult.
A new SSRI, called Dapoxetine but marketed as Priligy, has been developed specifically to treat premature ejaculation. This is a new drug, and may have unintended side effects especially for those with known heart conditions. You should speak to the doctor if you think you need to take Priligy and it is never recommended to buy it over the Internet or without a proper doctor’s consultation.
PDE5 inhibitors – including Viagra
Another type of pill, which includes Viagra, called PDE5 Inhibitors may be used to treat premature ejaculation. In some cases where pills may not have worked, penile injection therapy is also an option to treat premature ejaculation with limited results.
What causes premature ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation may affect around 30% of adult males, and the cause may be biological – such as a failure to control something, which is by its nature rapid – or may stem from anxiety or other health problems. Hyperactivity or hypersensitive pelvic muscles can also be considered causes. Around 90% of men do learn to control their ejaculation through experience and ‘unlearning’ part of the evolutionary process.
Premature ejaculation can cause severe distress and have a negative impact on relationships if left untreated.
Make sure you speak to the doctor
Any information you get on this website or elsewhere will not be specific to you and will not take into account your health history or circumstances. No general advice can substitute for a professional consultation with a doctor about you and your situation, so make sure you book in to see a doctor to discuss the problem and learn about all your options.
Pills are not the only treatment for premature ejaculation
For men and couples, dealing with premature ejaculation issues can be frustrating and emotionally difficult. That’s why getting help is so important before the problem becomes bigger than what it is and starts to affect relationships. Getting help does not only mean taking pills though.
The First Men’s Clinic doctor may recommend that you take an alternative drug to Priligy, or that you combine the use of pills or medication with counselling or behavior therapy of some kind, and a trial period of up to six months may be recommended. This will help determine whether the recommended treatment will have the desired long-term effect.
Men who only experience premature ejaculation in certain situations or at certain times may also be recommended a different course of action, so it is important to have a thorough, honest discussion with the doctor.