Can premature ejaculation be helped with Erectile Dysfunction medication?
16th February 2012
A new report published in the ‘Journal of Sexual Medicine’ has indicated that erectile dysfunction medications such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, may actually aid in combating premature ejaculation in men. However, there are some who argue the evidence is inaccurate and even it’s lead author has urged some degree of caution in interpreting the results. There were fourteen studies within the review and it was discovered that in eleven instances, the erectile dysfunction medications prolonged the time period the men were able to engage in sexual intercourse before ejaculation. This time period is sometimes referred to as the ‘intravaginal ejaculatory latency time’. Nine of the studies involved the use of purely an erectile dysfunction drug, four included an anti-depressant medication on top of this, whilst one included patients combining an erectile dysfunction drug withbehavioral therapy. For the men who used erectile dysfunction medications alone, intercourse typically lasted from two and a half minutes to six. For men who merely had a placebo, intercourse typically lasted from about a minute to a minute and a half. Interestingly, erectile dysfunction drugs also seemed to prolong intercourse for those who had also taken an anti-depressant. The studies were led by Dr Anastasios Asimakopoulos of the University of Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy. Asimakopoulos instructed all the subjects to use a stopwatch before and after treatment in order to assess if they increased the length of time they could have sex before orgasming. Some of the men were asked to note any alterations that occurred in sexual satisfaction or anxiety. However, there were a few issues concerning the studies. For instance, less than half of the studies contrasted the particular drug involved to a placebo. This is a standard for high calibered studies and guides the researchers in their efforts to conclude whether the drug itself is responsible for any effects seen. In addition, the researchers didn’t always agree with each other on what the definition was of ‘premature ejaculation’. Asimakopoulos argued that future tests should adopt the clarification given by the International Society for Sexual Medicine, whereby it says that the disorder involves an inability to last longer than one minute before ejaculation, and includes problems such as frustration or evading sexual intimacy. Asimakopoulos commented, “There is still inadequate evidence to propose the use of these types of drugs in treating premature ejaculation”. If you are experiencing problems with premature ejaculation, Medical Specialists can help. Doctors at Medical Specialists Pharmacy can prescribe an oral tablet for suitable males suffering from premature ejaculation. These tablets are taken prior to the sexual activity. It acts quickly within 60 minutes and is only taken when you need it. The effects of this oral tablet are also short lived lasting for approximately 1-3 hours, which considerably lowers the risk of any possible side effects. We also offer Stud 100 spray, obtainable from our chemist shop. Stud 100  delays ejaculation by reducing the sensitivity of the penis, significantly prolonging intercourse and providing greater satisfaction for both partners. It is quick acting, safe and effective. More importantly, strictly controlled clinical trials and surveys prove that Stud 100 does work. The active ingredient, Lidocaine, is a anaesthetic which is used to reduce the sensitivity to touch of ejaculation is cases of over-rapid or premature ejaculation.