Efficacy of Prilocaine-Lidocaine Cream in Treatment of Premature Ejaculation

Matitiahu Berkovitch, Ara G. Keresteci, Gideon Koren

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Purpose: We evaluated the efficacy of a new lidocaine-prilocaine cream in preventing premature ejaculation. Materials and Methods: An open pilot, unblinded study was done using lidocaine-prilocaine cream in 11 healthy, married men with premature ejaculation without organic or erectile problems. The patients were instructed to apply 2.5 gm. of the cream 30 minutes before sexual contact and to cover the penis with a condom. Patients were asked to grade the effect of the cream on ejaculation after each application. Results: There was a significant improvement in premature ejaculation statistically and clinically. Five patients graded the result as excellent compared to baseline, 4 graded it as better and 2 claimed to have no change compared to ejaculation before use of the cream. No adverse effects were noted. Conclusions: These promising results should prompt a large double-blind placebo-controlled trial. If confirmed, this therapy may be a breakthrough in the treatment of the most common form of male sexual dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1361
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Urology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


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