Priligy - treatment for premature ejaculation

This new form of medication to treat premature ejaculation has only been released in the UK in 2010. But it is not available via the NHS or for general use.

The medical name for this drug is dapoxetine although it is more commonly known by its trade name ‘Priligy’. It is one of several drugs which belong to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) group which are better known as antidepressants.

How do you take priligy?

It is available as a tablet which is taken by mouth. There are two dosages – 30mg and 60mg which depend upon your size and bodyweight. You take this tablet an hour or two before having sex.

What does priligy do?

It increases the length of time between arousal and ejaculation. The idea is that taking this will enable you to maintain an erection for longer and prevent you from ejaculating too quickly. You take a tablet a couple of hours before you engage in sexual activity. Do this each time you intend to do so. This is NOT a cure for premature ejaculation: it will enable you to last for longer before climax but requires you to take a tablet each time you have sex to ensure that this occurs. Research findings suggest that around half of men tested reported an improved sense of control during sex but more studies are needed in order to determine if this is an effective form of treatment.

Side effects of priligy

There are side effects associated with taking this drug which include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhoea

If you have a severe form of premature ejaculation then it is worth considering priligy but be aware that you cannot get this on prescription from your GP. The situation is that priligy is only available from a private doctor which means that you have to pay for this drug. A few private doctors will prescribe this medication but it is expensive, costing up to £95 for just three tablets. You can purchase this online but it is a good idea to have some form of ‘internet consultation’ beforehand. There are websites in which you can discuss your medical problem with an online doctor before purchasing medication so visit one of those websites first.

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