AUA: Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation

Share this content:
AUA: Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation
AUA: Benzocaine Wipes Can Reduce Premature Ejaculation

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Benzocaine wipes may help reduce the symptoms of premature ejaculation, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), held from May 12 to 16 in Boston.

Ridwan Shabsigh, M.D., who specializes in men's sexual health in New York City, and colleagues evaluated 21 men with premature ejaculation who were in monogamous heterosexual relationships. Fifteen used the wipes, which contain 4 percent benzocaine, while six others received a placebo wipe with no anesthetic.

After two months, the men in the treatment group showed significant improvement in premature ejaculation compared to those in the placebo group, with a greater proportion of men in the treatment group achieving intravaginal ejaculatory latency time of at least two minutes. Men in the treatment group also reported greater improvement in distress relating to intercourse, control of ejaculation, and satisfaction with sexual intercourse.

"This study is encouraging in demonstrating a new and innovative way to reduce the symptoms of premature ejaculation," AUA spokesman Tobias Köhler, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor and residency program director at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, said in a meeting news release.

The study was funded by Veru Healthcare, the manufacturer of the wipes used in the study.

Press Release
More Information

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

Risk for Interval CRC Higher in Blacks Than Whites

Risk for Interval CRC Higher in Blacks Than ...

Differences most pronounced for cancer of the distal colon and the rectum

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast Cancer Risk

Even Small Amounts of Alcohol Can Affect Breast ...

Small glass of wine each day can up odds of both premenopausal and postmenopausal breast cancer

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock

Angiotensin II effective for vasodilatory shock in patients not responding to conventional vasopressors

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »