What is Priligy (Dapoxetine)?
These tablets are used to treat Premature Ejaculation (PE) in men who meet all of the following criteria:
- Poor control over ejaculation
- History of premature ejaculation over the past 6 months
- Marked distress of interpersonal difficulty as a consequence of premature ejaculation
- Intravaginal ejaculatory latency time of less than two minutes
How does Priligy work?
Priligy contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by increasing the neurotransmitter serotonin in the nervous system, which in turn helps to increase the time it takes to ejaculate. Although SSRIs are primarily used to treat depression, they do have a useful side effect of delayed ejaculation and this treatment is specifically designed to treat Premature Ejaculation.
How do I take Priligy?
- The Initial dose of 30mg, should be taken approximately 1-3 hours before sexual activity
- If not effective it can be increased to a maximum of 60mg daily as a single dose, provided the 30mg dose has not caused any side effects
- You should not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours
- This should be taken on a ‘when required’ basis before sexual activity
- This should be taken with at least one glass of water and can be taken with or without food
- Is it important to have this treatment reviewed after four weeks or six doses of treatment and only continued with your GP reviewing it every six months.
What are the cautions associated with taking Priligy?
Although Dapoxetine (Priligy UK) can be used to treat those who suffer from Premature Ejaculation, it is important to check if the medication is suitable for you. This medication should not be used by people suffering from certain conditions or those using certain medications. You should always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) before taking this medication to ensure it is safe for you to use.
What are the side effects of Priligy?
Like all medications, Dapoxetine (Priligy) may cause certain side effects, although not all patients will experience these. However if you do, we recommend speaking to a doctor or pharmacist. Alternatively, our team can help you online too.
Common side effects include:
- Feeling sick
For more information on other side effects that may be caused, please see the patient information leaflet (PIL).
Can I use Priligy and Erectile Dysfunction treatments at the same time?
This treatment should be used with caution when taking erectile dysfunction medications at the same time. This is as combination of these two medications can cause a drop in your blood pressure causing you to feel faint when standing up.
To avoid suffering from a drop in blood pressure, we recommend that you leave a gap of at least 24-48 hours between taking Priligy and ED medications such as Viagra (Sildenafil), Cialis (Tadalafil), Levitra (Vardenafil) and Spedra (Avanafil).
Premature Ejaculation self-care tips.
technique. Other great self treatment options include:
- Masturbating an hour or two before having sex
- Taking a deep breath to briefly shut down the ejaculation reflex
- Having sexual intercourse with your partner on top
Where can I find more information on Premature Ejaculation and Priligy?
Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for further information about Priligy. You can find more information on Premature Ejaculation on the Conditions category page.