Prescription Medication

As of yet there is no approved medication that specifically deals with preventing premature ejaculation. However
certain antidepressants are sometimes used to treat premature ejaculation with some success. Unfortunately most of these medication come with a long list of side effects and should usually only be contemplated when all other avenues have been exhausted.

A side effect of certain antidepressants is delayed orgasm. Doctors suggest men who have premature ejaculation can take antidepressants to benefit from this specific side effect.

  • Your doctor may prescribe a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) type drug such as sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil) or fluoxetine (Prozac) to help delay ejaculation.
  • If the timing of your ejaculation doesn't improve, your doctor may prescribe the tricyclic antidepressant clomipramine (Anafranil), which also has been shown to benefit some men with premature ejaculation.
  • You may not need to take these medications every day to prevent premature ejaculation. Taking a low dose several hours before you plan to have sexual intercourse may be enough to improve your symptoms.

There are many possible side effects to these drugs that include nausea, dry mouth, drowsiness and decreased libido.