23 Mar '11, 11am

[CNA] "Magic pill" to treat premature ejaculation

SINGAPORE: The problem of premature ejaculation during sex may soon be a thing of the past. A pill to treat the dysfunction has been approved for use in Singapore. The drug, called Priligy, is approved for use for men between 18 and 64 years old. Specialists can prescribe the drug at S$60 for a pack of three tablets. Some call it "the magic pill". It helps men with premature ejaculation by targeting serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells. Dr Lim Kok Bin, urology specialist at Raffles Hospital's Raffles UroRenal Centre, said: "Premature ejaculation refers to the fact that the person can't control ejaculation. If you're born with, unfortunately, a lower level of this serotonin, you tend to ejaculate faster. And so we have developed a medicine that helps to maintain the level of the serotonin in the nerve to prolong the latency before ejaculation." Priligy may prolong ...

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