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Premature Ejaculation Medicine: Treatment For Mens Sexual Condition

Best Treatment For Mens PE. Ayurvedic Remedies To Cure Sexual Dysfunction. Homeopathic Pills And Not Medical Doctor Prescribed Drugs And Medication.
Shahrokh Shariat, MD
Senior Editor & Writer

Prof. Shariat has published over 1400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014 he received the Matula Award from the European Society of Urology (EAU), and in 2017 the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Society of Urology, probably the most important urologist award worldwide.

Why use homeopathic pills and not medical doctor-prescribed drugs and medication?

Every day people are faced with problems, and so they resort to solutions that will give them the fastest and quickest resolution. So it is hardly surprising that many men are finding medication for primary premature ejaculation.

Pharmaceutical companies are making a killing off patients with such problems. Medication is usually highly-priced and is no exception when it comes to drugs for uncontrolled ejaculation.1

Even though Priligy pills are extremely expensive,2 I’m not just referring to them being a financial burden. Just as a side note Priligy, in some places in the world can cost up to a hundred dollars for a measly three pills.

But the primary concern is a far greater concern than price. The side effects of many medications for premature ejaculation are much larger than their benefits. Prescription medication is usually the one with the most adverse side effects3 because of its synthetic and unnatural nature.

Did you know that antidepressants are a common drug prescribed to people who have acquired premature ejaculation? Antidepressants may help you last longer but is it worth it when accompanying it comes erectile dysfunction and decreased libido.4

Now we’re not telling you that this stuff doesn’t work, what we’re saying is that if you read further, you will gain further insight into your best options. The pros should outweigh the cons.

And with various other methods with fewer side-effects and proven results why would anybody choose the former?

Let’s Talk About Antidepressants

Some of the common medications prescribed go by the brand names Paxil, Zoloft, Anafranil, and even Prozac.5

When I first found out that antidepressants were prescribed commonly to sufferers of rapid ejaculation I was surprised too. Even though they are not conventional treatments, family physicians still issue them regularly.6

Paroxetine (Paxil), Fluoxetine (Prozac), Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) are the three main common ones, with the brand names in brackets.

They are often referred to as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs for short). Naturally, when prescribed to sufferers of early ejaculation, they are given in smaller doses than what would be given to somebody suffering from depression or anxiety.7 After regular consumption, the effects can be seen within a week or two.

Clomipramine (Anafranil) works in a slightly different way. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and is prescribed when or if the SSRI didn’t provide significant results.8

Common Problems Faced With Antidepressants

The three top issues and concerns are as follows;

  • They must be taken continually. Every day at certain times. If you stop taking them, the results will wear off, and you will be back to square one.9
  • Who wants to take antidepressants when they don’t even suffer from depression?
  • The side effects are numerous. They may help your premature ejaculation, but what good is that when they also make you lose your libido and result in the inability to gain or maintain an erection.10
  • Anyone for a few suicidal thoughts? Anyone? I thought not!11

What Are Other More Specific Side-Effects Of Delayed Ejaculation Medication?

1. Headaches, migraines, and dizzy spells12

2. Loss of libido13

3. Erectile dysfunction14

4. Diarrhea and stomach problems15

5. Loss of appetite and fluctuation in weight gain and weight loss16

6. Insomnia

7. Vomiting and nausea17

8. Male sexual dysfunction18

And the list is not exhaustive, not even close. You probably get the gist though now. Nobody denies that antidepressants don’t delay ejaculation. But you are opening up the whole new can of worms of conceivable side-effects.


Do not buy any of the listed medications online or from any questionable sources. Firstly it’s illegal and secondly extremely dangerous. These are prescription medicines. If you are unsure, speak to your doctor, in fact with regards to these medications you should talk to your doctor anyway.

Dapoxetine (Branded As Priligy)

Initially, Priligy was under the umbrella of the SSRI family. Well then, it became a proper medication for premature ejaculation.19

Priligy is slightly different in its composition meaning that it is processed at a faster speed by the body than common SSRIs. The benefit of this is that you don’t have to take it daily, sufficient for you is to take it only on the days you plan to have sexual intercourse.20

Even though it has approval from around most of the globe, America is yet to approve of it.21

The FDA has not approved it; it is available on the NHS in certain regions in the Uk.

I did try it about a year ago, and it worked to some extent. It gave me an extra two or three minutes before ejaculating. So two or 3 minutes of extra sexual penetration with minimal sexual stimulation and two or three hours of having to deal with a migraine. Not the best of experiences as you can imagine.

That’s just me, though; clinical trials show that almost all men experience side effects even if they are minimal. So it doesn’t get my vote, it’s a bit expensive too. The cons outweigh the pros on this one.


What Other Sexual Medicine Is Out There Then?

Well, there is Tramadol, it is a synthesized opioid analgesic. It has been more recently discovered to delay orgasm.22

This is something I found out at random. It’s a funny story actually, a few years ago after undergoing surgery I was prescribed it, and it added about five minutes on average. That’s, not just me saying this but if you read some of the clinical studies they will confirm my claim.23

The downfall though is because it is an opioid it is very addictive.24 Your body will become dependent on it. So I highly doubt that it will ever get approved to be an accepted premature ejaculation treatment option.

If you are using it for pain relief, the dose will be higher. For premature ejaculation, 25 mg to 50 mg will be more than enough.25 As for pain-alleviation, the dose will be more like 400 mg.26

Owing to being relatively new in comparison to the previous ones mentioned, there was not enough evidence to suggest its safety. When you compare the side effects of the SSRIs discussed previously, you would see that they are much more severe,27 here is a list of a few of them:

  • Breathing problems and palpitations28
  • Constipation29
  • Vomiting and nausea30
  • Severe headaches and fainting31
  • Symptoms similar to that of a fever32
  • Even hallucinations,33 see I told you they are much more critical.

Only take Tramadol if it is prescribed to you by a doctor. Avoid any online shops or dodgy places. Just something to keep in mind.

5 – HTP Supplements

Even though the primary cause for premature ejaculation remains a mystery in its completeness. Scientists and medical professionals have long believed that one of the principal reasons is a lack of low serotonin levels in the body.34 Consequently, supplementing yourself with 5 HTP can restore serotonin levels to the norm.35

It is important to note that there is no substantial evidence to support this, 5- HTP that is. The good thing is though that it is quickly picked up from any sexual health store, just like a regular supplement. You don’t need to splash out on a branded version, and it’s safe and needs no prescription.36

To achieve the same result more naturally, just try eating food high in tryptophan. Meat, eggs, and fish are examples of foods naturally high in tryptophan. Tryptophan is a precursor of serotonin.37

5-HTP is completely safe; it’s a natural supplement, and thus you will find that many natural ejaculation pills contain it as one of the key ingredients. It doesn’t require FDA approval as it is sold as a herbal supplement and not a medication.

Had Enough With The Side Effects Of These Premature Ejaculation Medications?

Don’t despair, in most cases; there is no need to resort to prescription medications for treating premature ejaculation. There are many natural and much safer alternatives available in the form of a pill. They contain natural herbs to delay ejaculation.

Not every pill is made equal.

The quality of ingredients, reputation of the company, price, and ethics of the manufacturers will result in the variable quality of the end product.

For a more natural, herbal based pill which we have thoroughly researched and confidently recommend, you should read our article on premature ejaculation pills.

Or why not try a desensitizing cream or spray.38 You don’t need to swallow anything; it is absorbed directly into the skin of your penis, and it works by numbing it to decrease sensation and therefore allowing you to last longer. Check out our recommendations in this article:

If money is a concern, the best thing to do would be to try natural pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help improve your sexual experience by prolonging your sexual encounter.39 Some of these techniques are outlined for FREE in this video. If you can learn these techniques, you will be able to control your lifelong premature ejaculation problem without needing to resort to harmful medicine.


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