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May 24, 2005

Drug May Delay Premature Ejaculation

Topics: Medicine

"A new drug keeps the "stopwatch ticking" longer for men with premature ejaculation." The drug is Dapoxetine HCl, S-(+)-N,N-dimethyl-a-[2-(naphthalenyloxy)ethyl] benzenemethanamine hydrochloride, a potent serotonin re-uptake inhibitor that appears to have been developed for depression.

No, Hyscience isn't changing it's focus to a forum for sexual pleasure, but PE can be frustrating for couples wishing to have a little more time for intimacy. In findings reported at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Antonio, couples used a stopwatch to measure their "intravaginal ejaculatory latency time," the time that elapses between vaginal penetration and ejaculation; fewer than two minutes is considered abnormal or capable of causing distress(some would call it more like terror). 

In the study, one to three hours before sexual intercourse, the men took one of two doses of dapoxetine or a placebo pill. Before treatment, men taking the drug dapoxetine averaged 54 to 55 seconds,  and after taking the drug their time IELT averaged from to 2.78 minutes for low-dose dapoxetine (30 milligrams) and to 3.32 minutes for the higher dose (60 milligrams).

The finding comes from a study of more than 2,600 monogamous men testing dapoxetine, which is currently under development by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ortho-McNeil.

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Posted by Hyscience at May 24, 2005 10:56 AM



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