What is Premature Ejaculation?
Premature ejaculation (PE) occurs when a man
experiences orgasm and expels semen soon after sexual activity with minimal
penile stimulation. This can occur at any time in a man’s life, regardless of
sexual history and is usually associated with stress and anxiety; leading to
Medically, premature ejaculation is classed as ejaculating
no more than 60 to 90 seconds after penetration; however the acceptable
duration of intercourse is subjective and many couples choose to seek ways to
prolong their sexual activity.
How does Priligy work?
Priligy tablets contain the active ingredient Dapoxetine,
which is a type of medicine known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
(SSRI’s). Dapoxetine works by increasing the activity of serotonin in the
nervous system. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in passing
messages between nerve cells. It has various functions in the body and is
involved in sending the nerve messages that result in ejaculation. Increasing
the activity of serotonin in the nervous system helps to increase the time it
takes to ejaculate and improve control over ejaculation. Studies have shown
that men should experience a doubling or tripling of the times their erection
lasts before ejaculation. Its effects
can last up to 3 hours and in some cases even longer.
How should I take Priligy?
One Priligy table is to be taken, with water, one to three
hours before sex. No more than one tablet should be taken in a 24 hour period
and it is not intended for everyday use.
Priligy can be taken with or without food, as this will not
affect absorption. Priligy should not be taken with alcohol as it may increase
the effects of alcohol; reduced reaction time, increased tiredness and vertigo.
What dose should I take?
starting dose of Priligy is 30mg but if your condition does not improve after
taking this dosage, you can be prescribed the 60mg dose. Priligy is only
licensed in men between the ages of 18 and 64 who have had PE for at least six
What are the side effects?
The most common side effects are:
list of side effects is included in the patient
information leaflet which
is supplied with your medication.
Priligy should not
be taken with alcohol, as it increases the alcohol’s effect on the body. If at
any time whilst on the medication you experience dizziness or fainting, you
should not drive or operate heavy machinery.
If you experience any side effects then you should lie down so that your head is lower than the rest of your body or sit down with your head between your knees. You should stay in this position until the symptoms pass.
Priligy may reduce
your blood pressure, as can drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction, so we
advise that these medications are not taken together.
Download the Patient Information Leaflet
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