I am unable to keep my erection for more than five minutes. Please help.

Q. I am unable to keep my erection for more than five minutes. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Ramchandra Lamba
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 13, 2018 and last reviewed on: Oct 28, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am unable to keep the erection for more than five minutes. Whenever I try to do intercourse I lose my erection and it gets really hard to penetrate.Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your problem and understand your concern. As you are currently taking Tadalafil and still have the erectile dysfunction, then most probably you need to get the problem investigated, and also do you have any other medical conditions? You can give a trial of Trazadone 50 mg, but this drug has few side effects such as sedation, at time painful erection and this is a prescription-only drug. Consult your specialist doctor discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent.

If you ejaculate prematurely, then there are two management strategies - behavior method and drugs. First behavior method such as stop-start method, squeeze method or coitus interruption method. You can try any of this.

Second, drugs from SSRI group such as Fluoxetine or Paroxetine also delay the ejaculation.

Try the behavior method first, and understand that these methods take time to show the effect, same with drugs, they take around two to four weeks to exert their effects. If you have any substance use, then quit the addiction. If taking drugs for any other medical conditions then check their side effects profile.

Hope this helps you.

For more information consult a sexologist online.

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