What is Priligy?
Priligy is a prescription-only medication for treating Premature Ejaculation. PE is where a man climaxes too quickly during sex, often without a feeling of control. PE is usually a temporary condition plus it doesn’t pose any physical health risks.
How does Priligy work?
Priligy contains the active ingredient, dapoxetine, which is a type of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). SSRI boosts how much serotonin you have in your brain. Serotonin helps regulate your mood but, more importantly, it helps to delay a reaction in the areas of your brain responsible for ejaculation. In other words, Priligy can help you go for longer before climaxing.
Priligy tablets are an on-demand treatment for PE. This means you take the medication when you need to and not every day. Take Priligy one to three hours before having sex. Please note that Priligy should not be taken more than once in any 24 hour period.
How effective is Priligy?
Study data suggest that taking dapoxetine, Priligy’s active ingredient, allowed men to have intercourse for two to three times longer than before. The men involved in the studies also described an increase in both a sense of control over when they climaxed and in how satisfying sex was.
Most men, around 80%, will see an improvement when taking Priligy. However, taking Priligy may help with the symptoms of PE but won’t “cure” the reasons why you are ejaculating early. Therefore, we recommend that you also seek some form of therapy to address the mental aspect of PE.
Is Priligy safe?
Priligy is described as a well-tolerated and safe medication. However, all medications come with possible side effects. For example, the common side effects of Priligy include:
- – Nausea
- – Dizziness
- – Headaches
- – Fainting
- – Diarrhoea
If you do feel dizzy or lightheaded after taking Priligy, then you should not drive, operate heavy machinery or undertake any other hazardous activity.
To avoid interactions with other drugs or medication, Priligy should not be taken if you are:
- – On medication for your liver or kidneys
- – Prone to dehydration
- – Taking antidepressants
- – Taking blood thinners
- – Under the influence of alcohol
If you need someone to talk to about premature ejaculations, you can call the National Sexual Health Helpline free on 0300 123 7123.