What is Priligy?
Priligy is a treatment containing the active substance dapoxetine, which belongs to the drug class SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). Dapoxetine is used to treat premature ejaculation.
How do Priligy tablets work ?
Priligy can extend the time before you ejaculate by several minutes. Even though ejaculation is a reflex it can be controlled by the brain. By increasing the serotonin levels which enhance the nerve signal transmission, dapoxetine allows your brain to gain more control over the ejaculation reflex.
Compared to other SSRIs which are used to treat depression and anxiety, dapoxetine only lasts up to 24 hours, which means that its effect is just temporary.
As there is a variety of different issues which can cause PE you should discuss your condition with a doctor. Psychological issues originating from a new sexual experience or partner can cause premature ejaculation for instance. Using Priligy may provide confidence and could help restoring normal functioning of the penis again. If the causes of PE are physical, such as hormonal imbalance or hypersensitivity of the penis, a combination of treatment and a number of techniques to slow down and control ejaculation, like the start and stop method, may be helpful.
When should I take Dapoxetine?
You should take dapoxetine approximately one to two hours before sex. Its effect will last between 4 and 24 hours.
How do I take Priligy tablets?
Take one Priligy tablet a day only. The appropriate dosage will be prescribed by our doctors and depends on your individual condition and medical history. Dapoxetine is taken orally with or without food. Please take the treatment with a full glass of water to reduce the risk of fainting. Make sure that the tablets are still in date before using them.
What should my dosage be?
The standard dose is dapoxetine 30mg. The treatment should be taken with a full glass of water about 1 to 2 hours prior to intercourse. If the dosage does not provide the desired result it may be increased to 60mg by the doctor. We advise you to consult your doctor concerning your PE.
How to use Priligy?
Take as prescribed and consult the leaflet provided for more information.
How quick is premature ejaculation?
Uneasiness about lasting long enough during sexual intercourse is a wide spread issue among men. Although there is a strong variation regarding the time sex will last for an average couple, studies suggest that it normally lasts between 6-8 minutes. However, it is most important that you and your partner enjoy your sex life. If you ejaculate within a minute of sex though, doctors would regard this as premature ejaculation.
Who does PE affect?
Reports suggest that one in three men suffer from premature ejaculation, which makes it the most common issue concerning ejaculation. As this is a very sensitive topic the numbers may even be higher because men may not want to discuss it openly.
What causes premature ejaculation?
It is unclear which conditions cause premature ejaculation, but they are often thought to be of psychological and/or neurological nature. This can include: depression, stress, anxiety, relationship matters or traumatic sexual experiences in the past. Sometimes it can be traced back to biological factors as well.
Possible side effects of Priligy
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking Priligy and see your doctor straight away if:
- You have fits (seizures)
- You faint or feel light headed when you stand up
- You notice any changes in your mood
- You have any thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.
If you notice any of the above, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor straight away.
Fainting and low blood pressure
This medicine can make you faint or make your blood pressure drop when you stand up. To help lower the chance of this happening:
- Take this medicine with at least one full glass of water.
- Do not take this medicine if you are dehydrated (you do not have enough water in your body).
This can happen if:
- You have not had anything to drink in the past 4 to 6 hours.
- You have been sweating for a long time.
- You have an illness where you have a high temperature, diarrhoea or being sick.
- If you feel like you might faint (such as feeling sick, feeling dizzy, light headed, confused, sweaty or an abnormal heart beat), or feel light headed when you stand up, immediately lie down so your head is lower than the rest of your body or sit down with your head between your knees until you feel better. This will stop you from falling and hurting yourself if you do faint.
- Do not stand up quickly after you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
- Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel faint when taking this medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you faint when taking this medicine.
Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 men):
- Feeling dizzy.
- Feeling sick.
Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 men):
- Feeling irritable, anxious, agitated or restless
- Feeling numb or having ‘pins and needles’
- Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
- Sweating more than normal or flushing
- Diarrhoea, constipation or having wind
- Stomach pain, bloating or being sick
- Problems sleeping or strange dreams
- Feeling tired or sleepy, yawning
- Blocked nose (nasal congestion)
- A rise in blood pressure
- Difficulty concentrating
- Shaking or trembling
- Lower interest in sex
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth.
Uncommon side effects (may affect up to 1 in 100 men):
- Fainting or feeling dizzy upon standing (see advice above)
- Change in mood, feeling overly excited or feelings of paranoia
- Feeling confused, disoriented or unable to think clearly
- Slow or irregular heartbeat or increase in heart rate
- Loss of sex drive, problems reaching orgasm
- Feeling weak, sedated, lethargic or fatigued
- Feeling depressed, nervous or indifferent
- Feeling hot, jittery, abnormal or drunk
- Vision problems, eye pain or dilated pupils
- Low or high blood pressure
- Feeling itchy or cold sweat
- Spinning sensation
- Abnormal taste
- Teeth grinding.
Rare side effects (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 men):
- Feeling dizzy following exertion
- Sudden onset of sleep
- Urgency of bowel action.
A more detailed list of side effects can be found in the patient information.
The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from the PDF-version from this website because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged or the medicine is from another brand.