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What are the Different Types of Medications for Premature Ejaculation?

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Premature ejaculation is a condition in which a male experiences an orgasm earlier than he wants to. While this condition often resolves on its own without medical intervention, sometimes medications for premature ejaculation can be useful. Medication options include oral medications, ointments, or herbal remedies.

Antidepressants are often used as medications for premature ejaculation. While these medications are not specifically approved for this condition, there have been significant reports of improvement by many men who take antidepressants for premature ejaculation. One of the side effects of antidepressants can be delayed ejaculation, and many men benefit from this side effect. It may take a while for the doctor and patient to find the medication and dosage that will be most beneficial.

Topical anesthetic creams are sometimes used as medications for premature ejaculation. These creams usually contain lidocaine, a medication that decreases sensitivity. This loss of sensitivity can prolong the time it takes for the man to reach orgasm. The medicated cream is applied to the penis and then wiped off before intercourse, after the desired loss of sensitivity has been achieved.

There are some potential negative side effects from medications for premature ejaculation involving the use of anesthetic creams. Some men report a decrease in sexual pleasure as a result of the numbing effects of the medication. Even though the medication is wiped off prior to having intercourse, some women also report decreased sensation due to the use of medicated creams used as medications for premature ejaculation. It is also important to note that some people, both male and female, have reported allergic reactions as a result of using this type of medication.

Many people prefer to use more natural medications for premature ejaculation, and there are several herbal treatments that claim to help with this issue. It is important to consult a physician before beginning any new medication, including herbal medications. Ginkgo biloba is known for its ability to increase blood flow throughout the body. This effect can lead to greater endurance for those affected by premature ejaculation.

Tribulus terristris is an herb that is frequently used as an aphrodisiac due to its ability to increase sexual desire and increase blood flow to the penis, leading to a harder erection. This herbal treatment also increases sexual endurance, an advantage for those experiencing premature ejaculation. Epimedium sagittatum has been used for centuries as a treatment for premature ejaculation, as it is said to cure impotence and delay orgasm in men, leading to greater sexual pleasure.

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discographer
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I'm not against the use of premature ejaculation pills, but I think it's better to try herbal remedies and lifestyle changes first.

I was able to treat my premature ejaculation with Chinese herbs and methods to reduce stress in my life like yoga, meditation, walks in the nature, etc. My wife and I also started going to couple therapy which has also helped considerably. But the most beneficial treatment has been the herbs because I started seeing effects immediately. I'm taking a herbal remedy that contains horny goat weed, ginkgo, dogwood fruit and some other things. I went to a doctor licensed in Chinese medicine and he prepared the remedy for me.

ddljohn
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@fBoyle-- I'm on dapoxetine and it's definitely helping. I can't say that I've reached my goal but I no longer ejaculate under a minute as was the case before. I definitely recommend this medication. Speak to your doctor about it though because the drug does have side effects and may not be suitable for everyone. I've noticed that it gives me a headache for several hours after taking it.

Dapoxetine is apparently similar to antidepressants. I'm sure you're aware that many men use antidepressants to control premature ejaculation. I've tried an antidepressant before as well. It helped but I think dapoxetine is better. At least it's approved for this purpose, so you're not using a drug off-label.

fBoyle
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Is anyone here using dapoxetine? I've read that it's a prescription medication used as a premature ejaculation treatment. I'm going to talk to my doctor about it but I'm wondering if anyone has tried it before and whether it worked?

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