Priligy: What You Should Know

By on July 22, 2013

Among all the available SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) on the market today, dapoxetine is designed to be sold and used as a medication to treat premature ejaculation. The most popular brand from any dapoxetine-based drugs that is commercially available is called Priligy.

Like other SRRIs, dapoxetine works by inhibiting the serotonin transporter in the brain, which results in delayed ejaculation. One of the advantages of using Priligy is that, unlike other SRRIs, dapoxetine works rapidly, and is eliminated quickly as well. This makes it effective has a treatment for premature ejaculation.

Dapoxetine (in pure form) is a white powder that is water-soluble which can be taken with or without food beforehand. It is metabolized rapidly in the kidney and the liver, and it is eliminated in the urine.

Therapeutic usage

According to randomized, double-blind trials, men who were given 60mg of dapoxetine experienced significantly improved intravaginal ejaculation latency time (which refers to the time between vaginal penetration to the start of intravaginal ejaculation), compared to men who were only given 30 mg. The trials were conducted on men who had lifelong premature ejaculation.

It was also found that dapoxetine, whether in 30 or 60 mg dosage, did not have any significant effect on men with acquired premature ejaculation. The dosage was given 1-3 hours before coitus, to men ranging from 18 to 64 years of age. Many of the participants reported feeling an increased sense of control over their ejaculation, as well as an increased sense of sexual satisfaction.

You can purchase Priligy in different dosages, such as 30 and 60 mg. Most reviewers have found that 60 mg of Priligy is too strong, and can even result in headaches and nausea. For first time users, you should only use only 30 mg of Priligy to see how your body reacts to the dosage.

Who should not take Priligy?

Men who have moderate to severe liver impairment should not take Priligy, because the medication will not be eliminated from the body has effectively. Those who are taking CYP3A4 inhibitors should also refrain from using the product.

The medication is also not recommended for men who have had heart failure, who have a permanent pace maker, or other serious heart condition. Men who are taking drugs such as thioridazine, monoamine, or tricyclic antidepressants should stop taking their medications for at least 14 days before they start taking dapoxetine. In the same way, a patient who is taking dapoxetine should wait at least 7 days before he starts taking any of the drugs mentioned above.

Adverse effects

There are several adverse effects that one could experience while taking Priligy, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth

It was also found that taking Priligy could cause mild sexual dysfunction, such as mild loss of libido, and in some rare cases, erectile dysfunction. During the clinical trials, there was no case of drug overdose reported.

Recommended for PE

Aside from increased sexual performance, desire, and satisfaction, men who have taken Priligy also report an increased sense of confidence and self-worth because they feel that they were able to perform better in bed, as well as give better sexual satisfaction to their partner.

Priligy can be taken without a prescription, however, as with any drug, you should consult with your physician to make sure that taking Priligy is safe for you.


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