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Premature Ejaculation

Premature Ejaculation



Premature Ejaculation is the most common ejaculation problem experienced by men and occurs when a man experiences orgasm and expels semen soon after sexual intercourse with minimal penile stimulation. In a study of 500 couples from different countries, it was found that the average time taken to ejaculate was around five-and-a-half minutes. (NHS)

There is however no definition of how long sex should last and it is up to the couple to decide if they are happy with the time taken during intercourse. Occasional episodes of premature ejaculation are common and not a cause for concern, however if you are finding it to be more frequent and affecting your self esteem then there is a treatment available.

Priligy (Dapoxetine)

Priligy is the only licensed drug in the UK for premature ejaculation. It is thought to delay ejaculation but increasing certain chemicals (serotonin) in the brain which inhibit ejaculation. Priligy is available in 2 strengths 30mg and 60mg and we recommend starting with the lower dose initially. It is taken only when required, around 1-3 hours before sexual intercourse. It should not be taken more than once in a 24 hour period.

DO NOT take Priligy and speak to your doctor if the following applies to you:

  • Heart conditions such as heart failure or problem with heart rhythm 
  • Also have another sexual problem, such as erectile dysfunction
  • Use recreational drugs such as ecstasy, LSD, narcotics or benzodiazepines
  • Drink excessive alcohol
  • Have ever had a mental health problem such as depression, mania (symptoms include feeling over-excited, irritable or not being able to think clearly), bipolar disorder (symptoms include serious mood swings between mania and depression) or schizophrenia (a psychiatric disease)
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have a history of bleeding or blood clotting problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have, or are at risk of, high pressure in the eye (glaucoma)

Side effects can include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea, constipation or having wind

For more information, please read the patient information leaflet carefully before placing any orders.

Local Anaesthetics

Local anaesthetic preparations such as STUD-100 and EMLA cream help numb the nerve endings found at the tip of the penis, thereby reducing sensitivity and prolonging ejaculation. They are a useful alternative for those not wishing to take oral medication or those for whom Priligy is not appropriate.

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