What is the optimal dosing regimen for premature ejaculation (PE)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Samuel G Deem, DO; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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The optimal medical treatment regimen for premature ejaculation has not been established. The author’s experience has been that in some males, single dosing before sexual relations can work well, whereas in others, it may be necessary to achieve and maintain a target blood level through daily use of the medication, as in the treatment of clinical depression.

Obviously, if single dosing is successful, therapy is simpler and has fewer adverse effects. Accordingly, this may be the preferred initial approach. If necessary, the dose may be increased in a stepwise fashion until a therapeutic effect is achieved or the maximum daily recommended dose is reached. No exact schedule for increasing the dose has been established; the experience of the physician, the response of the patient, the adverse effects experienced by the patient, and other general medical considerations should be the guiding factors.


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