Here’s what you need to know about using Anafranil for premature ejaculation…
Anafranil is the brand name for clomipramine. But unlike Prozac and Paxil, it’s not an SSRI antidepressant. It’s a tricyclic antidepressant, and they’re slightly different.
It works by regulating the levels of serotonin (a chemical that controls ejaculation) in the brain. Much like the SSRI antidepressants used for premature ejaculation treatment (Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft).
For more information on those SSRI antidepressants see
- How To Use Paxil for Premature Ejaculation
- How To Use Prozac for Premature Ejaculation
- How To Use Zoolft for Premature Ejaculation
In men who suffer from premature ejaculation, Anafranil increases the levels of serotonin, and enables him to delay his ejaculation and last longer.
Your doctor will probably tell to first try to take Anafranil as needed. That is, you take it only when you plan to have sex. In this case, usual dose is 50 mg, 2-12 hours before sex.
If that fails, than your doctor might recommend taking Anafranil on a daily basis. Usually 50 mg per day.
Most doctors will probably first prescribe you the one of the SSRI antidepressants (Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft) because they tend to have fewer side effects than tricyclic antidepressants (Anafranil).
For more information see:
- How to use Prozac for premature ejaculation
- How to use Paxil for premature ejaculation
- How To use Zoloft for premature ejaculation
But, many investigators find that Anafranil (clomipramine) is more effective for premature ejaculation than SSRI antidepressants.
Anafranil is a prescription-only drug. Nevertheless some online pharmacies sell it (illegally) without prescription. DO NOT use Anafranil without medical supervision.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, things can go wrong. And you can damage your health instead of improving your ejaculation time.
Here are some general warnings and precautions when using Anafranil for premature ejaculation…
You should use Anafranil with caution if…
- you have problems with liver or kidneys
- you have Parkinson disease,
- you have a history of seizure disorders
- you have unstable hearth disease
You should not use Anafranil with…
- other antidepressants and sedatives
- and some other medications (check with your doctor)
Here’s the medical description of Anafranil (clomipramine)…
Clomipramine (Anafranil) — Inhibits membrane pump mechanism responsible for uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin in adrenergic and serotonergic neurons. These actions are believed to be responsible for its antidepressant activity. Inhibition of serotonin probably gives the SSRI-like activity that produces side effects (eg, inhibition of ejaculation).
50 mg PO 2-12 h before sexual relations; alternatively, 50 mg/d PO
Documented hypersensitivity; recent MI; do not use within 14 d of MAOIs administration
Barbiturates, phenytoin, and carbamazepine decrease effects; increases effects of anticholinergics, sympathomimetics, alcohol, and CNS depressants; increased toxicity of MAOIs
C – Safety for use during pregnancy has not been established.
Caution in preexisting seizure disorders; recent MI or unstable heart disease; in hepatic or renal impairment, adjust dose accordingly; constipation; glaucoma; hyponatremia
Copyright © WebMD, By Mark Jeffrey Noble, MD, Urologic Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Retrieved from: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic643.htm
You should never use prescription drugs without medical supervision. Using Anafranil for premature ejaculation is no exception.