This medication concerns the treatment of premature ejaculation in men. If you are taking or considering using Priligy, please read this page for a quick overview of its uses, dosage details, adverse effects, and contraindications.
When to use Priligy
You can take Priligy in two ways, namely, through 30 mg and 60 mg film-coated tablets. This medication consists of dapoxetine hydrochloride and lactose, amongst other ingredients.
Priligy tablets 30 and 60 mg can be used by men only, aged between 18 and 64. It is a prescription drug that should only be given to people who meet all the following:
- Reaching the ejaculation stage during vaginal sex in less than two minutes.
- Ejaculating with no or very little penetration.
- Distress or interpersonal challenges due to premature ejaculation (PE).
- Lack of control of ejaculation.
- A consistent occurrence of premature ejaculations for at least six months.
The medication should not be taken continuously, only before sexual activity. People not suffering from PE should not receive a prescription for Priligy.
What is the proper dosage?
Before taking Priligy, you must consult your doctor. They will assess your medical condition, previous medical issues, other medications, age, weight, etc., and decide how they will administer the tablets. Your pharmacist could also provide help and guidance, as a leaflet that contains details on the usage and dosage of Priligy.
In general, men with PE taking Priligy have been prescribed the 30 mg tablets for the first time. It is not advisable to start with the 60 mg ones. The tablet should be taken up to a maximum of once per day, one to three hours before sexual intercourse, and only if you will be having sex.
If the 30 mg dosage does not improve the patient’s condition, and there are no adverse reactions linked to syncope, then, and only then, patients can take the Priligy 60 mg.
During the first four weeks of receiving Priligy, or after six dosages, your doctor will need to assess the situation and decide if you should continue using the medication.
Remember always to take Priligy through the mouth with water.
Priligy side effects and considerations
Men suffering from any chronic cardiac conditions, such as heart failure, conduction abnormalities, ischemic heart disease, vascular disease, and history of syncope or depression, should not take Priligy. Likewise, men taking Priligy should avoid treatments carrying monoamine oxidase inhibitors, thioridazine, serotonin, and CYP3A4 inhibitors.
Nonetheless, even patients who do not fall in the above categories have experienced certain side effects from Priligy tablets. These heavily rely on the dosage size and frequency. Below, we report them based on how common they were, starting from the most frequent Priligy side effects:
If the above persist or you notice any other adverse effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. They prescribed Priligy to help with your medical condition, so it should not be taken if you are not feeling better. Keep in mind that men who are stopping Priligy often experience withdrawal symptoms, so you might need to abstain timely.