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Is there a pill available to help with premature ejaculation?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have been shown to help men with this problem by boosting their brains’ serotonin levels. Another SSRI, dapoxetine, is being tested and marketed specifically as a treatment for this problem, although currently not in the U.S. It is short-acting like Viagra and expected to be taken an hour or so before sex. Studies suggest it can delay orgasm and increase the amount of time a man can have intercourse before he ejaculates.

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