P.E. and SSRI antidepressants
The capacity of some medications (neuroleptics, quazepam and alpha-adrenoblockers) to delay ejaculation is well known, but their inplication in PE treatment wasn’t allowed because there were marked negative effects present essential for these medications.
Now the medical treatment of PE is popular due to new antidepressants – serotonin reuptake inhibitors which are able to slow down the ejaculation process.
The list of medications for PE treatment up to the moment confines itself to the serotonin reuptake inhibitors group (SSRIs), which is presented by paroxetine, fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertralin.
Higher serotonin level in the brain substance implies the inhibition of ejaculatory reflex and allows to prolong intercourse. These medications differ from their predecessors - tricyclic antidepressants used for PE treatment. Many side effects are absent due to minimum influence on noradrenaline and dopamine reuptake.
The efficiency of PE medical treatment with antidepresants is high enough (average intercourse becomes 4-8 times longer) and can be compared to surgical methods’ only.
The negative aspect of medical treatment is the necessity to attend your psychiatrist to assess your emotional state once in a while (it may vary substantially while you’re taking psychoactive substances such as antidepressants). Besides, the side effects of Prozac are quite the contrary to those we longed for. Prozac side effects include sexual dysfunction, anorgasmy, libido supression and impotency.
Different men have different results taking different pills. One of their (pills, not men) common problems is side effects. Some of them can be avoided if the pills are taken 2 hours before the intercourse. Still many men consider these pills to have side effects anyway, such as unreasonable tranquility and mouth dryness.
Pills are great when you need to encourage yourself, but they still are just a temporary solution. By taking them you’re delaying the moment you can really control your own sexuality.