Friday, November 20, 2009
Premature Ejaculation Spray
We have been talking about women's health for the past week. Now it is time to discuss men's health. The Sexual Medicine Society of North America met in San Diego and heard reports on a new spray to prevent premature ejaculation in men.
The drug maker Sciele Pharma, Inc, a division of Japan's Shinogi has been testing the new spray that contains the numbing agents lidocaine and prilocaine. The researchers from San Francisco tested 300 men who used the spray on their penis five minutes before intercourse. The men were able to last 2.6 minutes. (compared to less than a minute without the spray).
They did not address what happened to the woman, who probably experienced some of the topical spray anesthetic herself via contact! I don't mean to sound glib, but the new spray strikes me as a biochemical fail! It is hard for me to see how this would be considered a success.
Sciele Pharma plans to file for U.S. approval next year.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 9:08 PM