If you take or are close to someone who takes antidepressant medication, you're probably aware that one class, the SSRIs, is particularly prone to causing sexual side effects. These effects can run the gamut from inhibition of libido, to erectile dysfunction, to a diminished or complete inability to achieve orgasm. It's that last one that we take a look at today - a SSRI went on sale in Britain this week that is touted as inhibiting orgasm - on purpose! This SSRI, dapoxetine, is marketed to treat premature ejaculation. Previously sold in a few European countries, it has just gone on the market in the UK as a product called Priligy. This compound is a rather short-acting SSRI, with a half-life (that is, the time it takes your body to eliminate it) of just under two hours. Contrast that with, say, Prozac, which has a half-life of several days. Premature Ejaculation is a condition in which a man ejaculates earlier that he (or) his partner would like him to. Premature ejaculation is also known as Rapid ejaculation, Rapid climax, premature climax or early ejaculation. Premature ejaculation is one of the most common male sexual disorders. Many of you suffering from premature ejaculation would have browsed the net to look for a quick remedy and stumbled upon an oral medication (tablet) named Priligy which contains the active medical ingredient ‘Dapoxetine’. In this blog, we shall discuss in brief the physiology of ejaculation and the role of dapoxetine in treating premature ejaculation along with some of its pharmacokinetic parameters that would enable us to answer the question as to The IELT is defined as the time from the moment of vaginal penetration until the moment of intravaginal ejaculation. IELT varies not only from man to man but from one time to the next for the same man and tends to decrease with age. Recent data suggests that men with an intravaginal ejaculatory latency time (IELT) of less than 1 minute have “definite” premature ejaculation (PE) while men with IELTs between 1 and 1.5 minutes have “probable” PE.
Priligy is a treatment designed specifically for men who have problems with premature ejaculation. You take a tablet a couple of hours before you intend to have sex, and this can help you last longer before you climax. Back to top Priligy tablets will only be prescribed after careful assessment by a doctor to make sure they are appropriate for you. It's a prescription-only medicine, but it's possible to buy Priligy from online pharmacies after filling in a medical questionnaire that's checked by a doctor. Back to top Back to top Priligy tablets contain the active ingredient dapoxetine, which is a type of medicine known as a short-acting selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor. Dapoxetine works by increasing the activity of serotonin in the nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in passing messages between nerve cells. It has various functions in the body and is involved in sending the nerve messages that result in ejaculation. Increasing the activity of serotonin in the nervous system helps to increase the time it takes to ejaculate and improve control over the ejaculation. Background: Premature ejaculation (PE) is the most common male sexual complaint. Off-label oral selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are commonly prescribed for the treatment of PE. Dapoxetine is a short-acting SSRI specifically designed for on-demand use. The objective of this communication is to summarize the clinical and physiological evidence regarding the role of the serotonergic pathway and specifically dapoxetine in the treatment of PE. Methods: A Pub Med search was conducted on articles reporting data on dapoxetine for the treatment of PE. Articles describing the pathophysiology and treatment options for PE were additionally included for review. Results: The etiology of PE is multi-factorial in nature.
Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor SSRI with a short duration of. Depending on the frequency of intake, the elimination half-life varies. Apr 29, 2010. This SSRI, dapoxetine, is marketed to treat premature ejaculation. This compound is a rather short-acting SSRI, with a half-life that is, the.