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Is it right for a doctor to prescribe a drug even if that drug has nothing to do with the illness ie cymbalta (duloxetine) for premature ejaculation?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
3 doctors agree

In brief: Here is one of the

studies your doctor may have reviewed before choosing Cymbalta as your medication: http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17268894/. It concluded that duloxetine, branded Cymbalta, " appears to be superior to placebo in the pharmacological treatment of PE when administered on a chronic basis." I bet if you ask, your doctor will provide more evidence of its efficacy for PE.

In brief: Here is one of the

studies your doctor may have reviewed before choosing Cymbalta as your medication: http://www.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17268894/. It concluded that duloxetine, branded Cymbalta, " appears to be superior to placebo in the pharmacological treatment of PE when administered on a chronic basis." I bet if you ask, your doctor will provide more evidence of its efficacy for PE.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medication uses

Some physicians use medication off label meaning for a problem for which they are not approved .
They usually have had some experience with the medication and the particular problem With Cymbalta (duloxetine) it may cause ejaculatory disfunction which may help premature ejaculation

In brief: Medication uses

Some physicians use medication off label meaning for a problem for which they are not approved .
They usually have had some experience with the medication and the particular problem With Cymbalta (duloxetine) it may cause ejaculatory disfunction which may help premature ejaculation
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

It would be best if you asked the doctor who prescribed this medication to you for an answer to your question.
The doctor should go over your concerns with you, and explain the rationale for the medication used to treat the disorder you're experiencing. Also discuss whether your medication is helping or not with your doctor.

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

It would be best if you asked the doctor who prescribed this medication to you for an answer to your question.
The doctor should go over your concerns with you, and explain the rationale for the medication used to treat the disorder you're experiencing. Also discuss whether your medication is helping or not with your doctor.
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
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Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sometimes

If the doctor understand the physiology of the body and the pharmacology of the drug well, off label use of medications is not uncommon.
With cymbalta (duloxetine) as the drug it ups serotonin which can slow down ejaculations, but you may notice your libido diminish too.

In brief: Sometimes

If the doctor understand the physiology of the body and the pharmacology of the drug well, off label use of medications is not uncommon.
With cymbalta (duloxetine) as the drug it ups serotonin which can slow down ejaculations, but you may notice your libido diminish too.
Dr. Ali Saberi
Dr. Ali Saberi
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