Recent Advances in the Pharmacotherapy of Premature Ejaculation

Michael J. Butcher,1 *Ege Can Serefoglu2

1. Department of Sexual Medicine and Male Infertility, Park Nicollet/Health Partners, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
2. Department of Urology, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
*Correspondence to egecanserefoglu@hotmail.com

Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest.
Received: 02.02.17 Accepted: 04.04.17
Citation: EMJ Urol. 2017;5[1]:91-97.

Abstract

Premature ejaculation (PE) can be a very distressing condition and has been studied for many years. However, there exists confusion about the definition, incidence, and management of this condition. Treatment through pharmacotherapy has been focussed on topical agents along with oral antidepressant medications. The use of sexual psychology can also play a role in treatment of PE, often when added to medical therapies. Other alternative medical treatments have also been used with mixed outcomes. Although there is no perfect treatment for PE that works for every patient every time, there is ongoing research for the optimal therapy for men who complain about this problem. A review of the current understanding and medical management of PE will be set in this paper along with potential future treatments.

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