- Improves control of ejaculation
- Take 1-3 hours before sex
- Well tolerated
Priligy (dapoxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat Premature Ejaculation (PE). It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI) and is the only drug approved in the UK for the treatment of PE.
What is Priligy?
Priligy (dapoxetine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat Premature Ejaculation (PE). It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and is the only drug approved in the UK for the treatment of PE.
The active medical ingredient of Priligy is dapoxetine.
What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (PE) is when ejaculation happens sooner than a man or his partner would like during sex.
What are the benefits of Priligy?
- Extended sexual performance time
- Improvement in sexual experience
- Greater control over ejaculation
- Improved satisfaction after intercourse
- Possible improvement in your and your partner's sexual confidence
- Stress and anxiety can be avoided by treating the condition sooner, rather than later
- Better long-term sex life
How does Priligy work?
Priligy is part of a family of medicines that are called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs).
These inhibit the re-uptake of serotonin in your brain cells.
The action of the serotonin re-uptake stops the ejaculatory expulsion reflex by increasing serotonin neurotransmission, in effect elevating the ejaculation threshold.
In clinical trials, men have reported up to a 300% increase in the duration of interaction when taking Priligy.
How to take Priligy?
One Priligy tablet is to be taken between one to three hours before intercourse.
You should not exceed the daily prescribed dosage, if this happens contact a doctor as soon as possible.
Priligy (dapoxetine) tablets are available as 30mg and 60mg strengths.
The standard dosage is a 30mg tablet, this is found to be the most beneficial with the least number of side effects.
If no benefit is obtained with the 30mg dosage, the doctor can prescribe the higher strength 60mg tablets.
Priligy should only be prescribed to men over the age of 18. Priligy tablets are not suitable for men over the age of 64.
Side effects & precautions
Priligy (dapoxetine) tablets should not be taken with alcohol, it can exacerbate the effect alcohol has and may also increase the risk of side effects.
Always inform your doctor if you are currently taking any medication (prescription or complimentary) before taking Priligy, this is to prevent any risk of interactions and adverse events.
Priligy is generally very well tolerated. Priligy can have some minor potential side effects.
These are more common with prolonged use. If side-effects persist consult a doctor or your own GP.
DocumentationPriligy Patient Information Leaflet (PIL)
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