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Priligy - premature ejaculation treatment
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Priligy works for 80% men who experience premature ejaculation (PE). It can triple the time it takes to ejaculate if taken 1-3 hours before sex.

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Information on Priligy

The active ingredient in Priligy is dapoxetine, which is an example of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the body, which causes a delayed reaction in the area of the brain responsible for ejaculation.

Around 8 out of 10 men will take at least double the amount of time it normally takes to ejaculate when Priligy is taken as instructed (1-3 hours before sex).

Can I buy Priligy over-the-counter?

No, Priligy is a prescription only medication meaning you cannot purchase it over-the-counter. Do not attempt to buy Priligy online from a website that does not require a consultation with a registered clinician. You can begin your free consultation over at Online Doctor today and speak to one of our qualified clinicians.

Who can take Priligy?

Priligy is only intended for men who ejaculate in less than two minutes after penetration, and who are aged between 18-64. You must have experienced PE for at least 6 months to be suitable for this medication.

Priligy is not suitable for all men, including those living with heart disease, have issues with blood clotting or who are on certain medications. More serious side effects may occur in men in these groups so it’s important you discuss your full medical history with your prescribing clinician.

Are there any alternative treatments?

An alternative to Priligy is EMLA, an anaesthetic cream which produces a numbing effect when applied to the penis. This can increase the time it takes to ejaculate as the nerve endings become less sensitive.

Talking therapy is also a helpful method of managing the psychological causes for PE. It’s possible to learn behavioural techniques to manage PE. If you would like to explore alternative treatments for PE, your GP will be able to discuss options with you.

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Priligy frequently asked questions

  • How long does Priligy last?

    Priligy is most effective 1-3 hours after it has been taken. The effects begin to fade after this, however, can still be present for up to 12 hours.

  • What are the side effects of Priligy?

    As with most medications, Priligy may cause some side effects. These include dizziness, fainting, headache and diarrhoea. It’s important to not operate heavy machinery or drive after taking Priligy if you’re known to experience side effects.

  • Can Priligy be taken with Viagra?

    It’s important to let your doctor know if you’re planning to take Viagra, or other erectile dysfunction medicine with Priligy. These medicines are known to lower blood pressure and may not be suitable. Read more safety advice in the patient information leaflet.

  • Are there any known drug interactions with Priligy?

    There are a number of medicines that may interact with Priligy. It’s important to discuss your medical history with your clinician before being prescribed this treatment, as well as any use of recreational drugs. As a general rule, Priligy should not be mixed with antidepressants or blood thinners. It should also be avoided in those susceptible to excessive dehydration or who are on medication for kidney or liver conditions.

  • Can I drink alcohol whilst taking Priligy?

    Alcohol may increase the likelihood of experiencing side effects, as well as lessening the effect of Priligy.