Men with premature ejaculation (PE) may have a hard time having lasting erections during sex, a condition which can be cured with a number of drugs available today. Based on ongoing medical research, Provigil may become one among the many drugs to be prescribed for treating PE.
The drug Modafinil that was initially approved for use in patients with narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea is being continually discovered to have multiple uses. Popular among college students and working professionals as the smart drug, it is known to also improve cognitive function. Now with the study of this medicine specifically for testing its capabilities in treating PE, it has shown to be effective in men’s health sexual dysfunction problem as well.
The exact working mechanism of this medication is not known, but the drug can improve the sleep-wake cycle, help to stay awake when required and relieve fatigue. The effects are similar to that of stimulants, although Provigil is not a stimulant. When it comes to PE, it is yet to be identified as to how Provigil can actually help this condition but that the results definitely show some promise.
Limited data on Provigil for men with PE
In a recent study, a man aged thirty who was a long-time sufferer of PE was administered with ADHD medication Provigil just before engaging in sex for a period of two weeks. It was noted that the person was able to overcome the PE problem and actually manage to make the erection last from sixty seconds to around fifteen minutes.
This result was then used to further study Provigil’s effects on men with PE. An additional study was conducted on fifty-five men of different age groups and it was found that they were able to extend the duration of their erection during sex without the issue of premature ejaculation. These results are promising, but yet to be studied on a larger scale. For now, the verdict is that Provigil is surely a drug that can help men affected with PE.
Will doctors prescribe me with Provigil for premature ejaculation?
So you have PE and wish to try Provigil? This may not be so easy to do as the Modafinil pills can be bought only with a prescription. Doctors may not prescribe this medicine in off-label use either for PE as the drug falls under the schedule IV class of drugs and is prone to scrutiny by the FDA and the DEA. The data that shows positive results from the use of Provigil for PE is limited.
It is also advisable not to self-medicate as the drug can become habit-forming, especially in the absence of the physician’s guidance. For now, it is better to consult with your healthcare provider and take only those drugs for PE as prescribed for you. Maybe when sufficient data have been submitted to the FDA and if more people benefit from using Provigil for PE, then your doctor may prescribe the drug for you. Till such a time as that, therapy and PE-specific drugs should be sufficient for your disorder.