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What is Priligy
Take 1 tablet 1-3hrs before sex. Priligy can be taken with or without food. You should not consume alcohol when you use Priligy. Never take more than one tablet within a 24hr period.
How does Priligy work?
Priligy contains the active ingredient dapoxetine, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). It works by boosting the levels of serotonin in the body, causing a delayed reaction in the areas of the brain that cause ejaculation. This means it takes longer to reach orgasm.
What are the common side effects to Priligy?
The most common side effects are nausea, dizziness, headache, fainting and diarrhoea. If you feel dizzy or faint after taking Priligy then you should not drive, operate heavy machinery or undertake hazardous activities.
For full information on side effects and correct use, see the patient information leaflet. If any side effects cause you concern, contact us via your Patient Record.
How long does Priligy last?
Priligy is most effective 1-3hrs after it is taken, but can sometimes retain its effects for up to 12 hours.
Priligy works in around 8 out of 10 men. These men should notice a doubling or tripling of the time their erection lasts before ejaculation. Priligy is not a cure and will only work when you take it.
Who can take Priligy?
Priligy is only licensed in men between the ages of 18 and 64 who have had PE for at least six months. This means men who ejaculate in less than two minutes of penetration. It should not be taken by men who have heart disease, issues with blood clotting, those who have a tendency to faint or in those who take certain medicines. This is because more serious side effects can occur.
Drug interactions with Priligy
As is true of all medication, Priligy can interact with other medicines. Generally Priligy should not be mixed with antidepressants, blood thinners, medicine taken for kidney or liver conditions, and by those who are prone to excessive dehydration.
There are additional medicines that interact with Priligy. This is why it's important that you let us know which prescription, over-the-counter medicines and recreational drugs you are taking so that we can prescribe Priligy safely.
Important information about Priligy
Do not consume alcohol with Priligy, as this can make some side effects worse and affect how well the treatment works.
Priligy (dapoxetine) is a temporary solution, not a cure. Due to the complex nature of why premature ejaculation happens, Priligy is unable to treat the underlying causes of PE. It works best when combined with behavioural techniques and, in some cases, counselling or psychotherapy.
Some men find counselling or hypnotherapy helpful as a means of exploring and treating psychological causes for PE. Others use behavioural techniques to manage their PE with success.
We can also prescribe EMLA, which is an anaesthetic cream applied to the penis. It makes nerve endings less sensitive, and can delay the time it takes to ejaculate.