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Dapoxetine or known by some by its trademarked name Priligy® medically speaking is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or SSRI, which is often used in depression. This drug however is used for premature ejaculation in men. It has been approved in many countries already for this use including Germany, Sweden, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Austria, with several more awaiting approval. It is currently going through testing to be considered for use in the USA. It must first pass through the FDA approval process. Dapoxetine or Priligy was first developed as an antidepressant but during testing was discovered to help in premature ejaculation and so was studied as such.
Premature ejaculation is generally defined as ejaculating sooner during a sexual encounter sooner than their partner would like. This in turn can cause frustration on behalf of the other member and can be both embarrassing and a potential relationship barrier. It difficult to estimate numbers because some people define it slightly different, some people claim one third of men struggle with this and as much as 40-50% experience it occasionally. Generally if it happens only occasionally it is not too much to be concerned about but if it happens very quickly on a regular basis, it can be reason for concern. It does not affect your health, just a sexual complaint. Some men may on occasion also experience it for certain times in their life especially when young. It can be brought on from anxiety or excitement.
Treatments include a combination of psychology and exercises and now a prescription medication called Dapoxetine or Priligy. If you live in a country where this is available, and this is a treatment you would like to discuss, we recommend doing to talk to your doctor about the benefits of this as well as any concerns you may have and to learn what to expect. Also know that with any drug treatment there can be some side effects that you could encounter. Some of these may be nausea, headache, dizziness, diarrhea or others. Talk to your doctor about such issues. If you live in a country where this treatment is not yet available, than you will need to try other options for now.
For more information on Premature Ejaculation visit what the MayoClinic.
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