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Updated on 26 Mar 2024

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About Priligy

Priligy tablets are manufactured by A. Menarini and contain the active ingredient dapoxetine. It was originally researched as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant, but had a short action time. It is now mainly used to treat premature ejaculation.

Priligy helps to delay ejaculation by increasing the activity of serotonin in the body’s nervous system. This helps slow down ejaculation and prolong sex.

NowPatient offers Priligy as a treatment for premature ejaculation only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Priligy

  • For the treatment of premature ejaculation
  • Priligy has some common side effects which include headaches and dizziness
  • It can be dangerous if you take Priligy with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician

Who is Priligy suitable for?

Priligy is suitable for men between the ages of 18 and 64.

Who is Priligy not suitable for?

Priligy may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking Priligy if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient dapoxetine or inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose sodium, or magnesium stearate
  • Have heart problems
  • Have a history of fainting
  • Have epilepsy
  • Have blood clotting problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have glaucoma
  • Are taking antidepressants
  • Take any recreational drugs
  • Are under 18 years of age
  • Are female

Priligy may be taken with medicines such as Viagra (sildenafil) for erectile dysfunction, but you must stay well hydrated when using this combination, to reduce the increased risk of dizziness or fainting.

How and where to get Priligy?

Priligy is only available with a prescription. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.

NowPatient does not allow customers to buy Priligy directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of premature ejaculation, you can discuss if Priligy is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by NowPatient.

Dosage and strength for Priligy for premature ejaculation

Priligy is available in tablet form when used for premature ejaculation. It is available in strengths ranging from 30mg to 60mg tablets.

Information about how to take Priligy for premature ejaculation

Priligy tablets should be taken a couple of hours before sexual activity, to increase ejaculatory latency in men. Take Priligy tablets with or without food, with a full glass of water. Do not take more than one tablet in a 24-hour period. Read the patient information leaflet or speak to your healthcare provider for further information.

What happens if you take too much Priligy?

If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much Priligy and you experience any of the following side effects:

What are the side effects of Priligy?

Side effects of Priligy are split into common and serious.

Common side effects include:

  • Dizziness, headache, nausea
  • Irritability, anxiety
  • Difficulty getting an erection
  • Sweating, flushing
  • Diarrhoea, constipation, flastulence, stomach pain, indigestion
  • Difficulty sleeping, tiredness
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Lower libido
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Serious side effects include:
  • Seizures
  • Feeling faint or lightheaded when you stand up
  • Mood changes
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient

Information about taking Priligy at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Priligy. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements or other prescription drugs, such as:

  • Ketoconazole or itraconazole
  • Ritonavir or saquinavir
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • L-tryptophan
  • Tramadol
  • Lithium
  • Grapefruit juice

Why might Priligy not work for premature ejaculation?

Priligy is a temporary solution for premature ejaculation, it is not a cure and does not treat the underlying causes. Priligy works best when combined with behavioural techniques, counselling or psychotherapy.

Can Priligy taken for premature ejaculation be taken long term?

Priligy should be tried at least 6 times before trying an alternative dose or treatment. Speak to your doctor for further information.

Is there a herbal Priligy?

No. Herbal Priligy does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Priligy?

You can eat and drink normally when taking Prligy, but you should avoid alcohol, as it may increase side effects such as sleepiness and dizziness.

What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with premature ejaculation?

If you are suffering with premature ejaculation, you may try:

  • Masturbating 1 to 2 hours before sex
  • Use a thick condom to reduce sensitivity
  • Taking a deep breath to temporarily stop ejaculation

Alternatives to Priligy

Alternatives for the treatment of premature ejaculation include Emla cream, LMX4, Denela, and Nulbia.


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NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information on this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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