What is it about?

We evaluate the efficacy and safety of citalopram, a potent and highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, in patients with premature ejaculation (PE).

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Why is it important?

In general, the prevalence of premature ejaculation (PE) is reported as being between 22 and 38% in the adult male population, and up to almost 40% of men experience the problem on a recurring basis.


Citalopram administered on a chronic daily basis is safe and effective in patients with premature ejaculation..

Dr Mohammad Reza Safarinejad
University of Medical Sceices

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This page is a summary of: Safety and efficacy of citalopram in the treatment of premature ejaculation: a double-blind placebo-controlled, fixed dose, randomized study, International Journal of Impotence Research, August 2005, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901384.
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