Premature Ejaculation Treatment

Request a prescription for premature ejaculation treatment that can help delay ejaculation and allow you to last longer in bed.

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    Effective treatment to help delay ejaculation

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    Prescription valid for collection at any pharmacy in Ireland within 2 hours of approval.

Available from €23.00
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If you experience premature ejaculation or feel that you ‘come’ too quickly, there are medications that can help you last longer.

To place your order, select your preferred treatment and fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our doctors will review your order and approve treatment if it is safe and appropriate for you. If our doctors don’t think that medication is right for you, you’ll get a full refund.

Once approved, you’ll get a prescription for the best treatment course for you. Your Superdrug Online Doctor prescription allows you to get premature ejaculation treatment in any pharmacy in Ireland.

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What is premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation is when a man cannot control or delay ejaculation. It is only considered to be premature if it occurs within the first 2 minutes of sex. It can be treated with psychological counselling and medical treatments such as a serotonin-boosting drug called Priligy and a local anaesthetic cream (EMLA) that temporarily numbs the sensation in the penis.

If you’ve been finishing too early for a prolonged period of time, you should consider treatment. If you’ve had one-off experiences, then it might be performance anxiety or stress.

Premature ejaculation is more common in men aged 35 or younger rather than in older men. It can be caused by a number of different reasons, including being in a new relationship, new sexual experience, or experiencing high levels of stress.

What causes premature ejaculation?

Premature ejaculation can be a lifelong condition, and some men can experience it from the first time they start having sex. If a man experiences premature ejaculation after having prior sexual experience, then it’s considered that he has acquired premature ejaculation. Premature ejaculation can occur when there isn’t enough serotonin in your brain stem. This can be caused by psychological issues such as:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Excessive excitement
  • Performance anxiety (and other types of anxiety)
  • Relationship issues
It can also have physical causes, such as:
  • Hypersensitivity of the skin of the penis
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid problems
  • Prostate disease
  • Binge drinking
Premature ejaculation can also be caused by nerve damage as a result of multiple sclerosis.

What techniques are there for delaying ejaculation?

There are a number of techniques you can try to delay ejaculation.

The start-stop technique consists of stimulating the penis and stopping once you feel you’re about to ejaculate. Stop the stimulation for about 30 to 60 seconds and start again. Repeat this process 4 to 5 times, then finally let the ejaculation occur.

The “squeeze” technique works by squeezing the penis between the shaft and the glans for about 30 seconds just before you’re about to ejaculate. This stops the ejaculation but may affect your erection at least until you are stimulated again. You can repeat the process 4-5 times until you decide not to delay your orgasm anymore. To be effective, this method has to be used for several months. Both these techniques allow you to, eventually, understand what is your “point of no return”, and might allow you to delay ejaculation in the future.

There are a few lifestyle changes that can also help you last longer. Exercising more, improving your diet, and decreasing the amount of alcohol you drink can help you to last longer.

Can you get medical treatment for premature ejaculation?

You can get two types of prescription treatments to treat premature ejaculation: Priligy and EMLA cream.

Priligy can help by temporarily boosting your serotonin levels. It is taken one to three hours before sex and wears off an hour or two afterwards. The active ingredient in Priligy is dapoxetine.

EMLA cream contains two local anaesthetics: lidocaine and prilocaine. The cream reduces the sense of feeling in the skin of the penis, slowing down ejaculation. You apply a small amount of cream to the head of the penis 15 to 20 minutes before sex. Once you feel your penis has become numb, wash off any excess cream so that it does not numb the sensation for your partner.

One highly recommended course of treatment is counselling or therapy for the psychological factors that might be causing your condition. This is likely to be the best treatment option to overcome premature ejaculation in the long-run.

You may also find that thicker condoms can help you last longer. You can also buy condoms which are coated with a numbing gel on the inside.

Who is eligible for treatment?

If you experience premature ejaculation, you can get treatment with us by filling out a questionnaire about your health.

You should not take Priligy if you have a heart condition. It’s also important that you let our doctors know about any medical conditions you have or any medications that you are taking so that our doctors can see it’s safe for you to take Priligy or EMLA cream.

Once your order and payment have been processed, our doctors will review your questionnaire and, if approved, send you your prescription.

Can premature ejaculation treatments cause side effects?

Like any medication, premature ejaculation treatments can cause side effects.

Common side effects for Priligy include dry mouth, headache, dizziness and nausea. In rare cases, it can result in fits or seizures, or fainting due to low blood pressure. Stop taking Priligy and get in contact with your GP if you feel any of these symptoms.

Possible side effects of EMLA cream include redness, mild swelling and pale discolouration where the cream was on. If you have an allergic reaction to the cream, stop using it and see a doctor.

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