Premature ejaculation (PE) is a distressing male sexual dysfunction that can be present from the first sexual encounter or can develop later in life. Men with premature ejaculation appear to go through the same process of ejaculation as other men, but it happens more quickly and with a reduced feeling of control. A combination of physiological and psychological factors is believed to impact on ejaculatory latency, and research suggests that serotonin plays a central role. The negative consequences of premature ejaculation are significant they cause: sexual dissatisfaction, personal distress, interpersonal difficulty, low self-esteem, and they may affect partner satisfaction.
Priligy (dapoxetine) is the first oral medication approved for "on-demand" premature ejaculation treatment. Priligy is a unique, short-acting, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor designed to be taken only when needed - one to three hours before sexual intercourse is anticipated - rather than every day. Priligy was originally developed by Janssen, and is specifically indicated for the on-demand premature ejaculation treatment. Over 15,000 men have received Priligy in pre-marketing and post-marketing clinical studies, where it was well tolerated and demonstrated to have a favourable safety profile. This is the largest and most comprehensive clinical trial program to date for a drug therapy to treat premature ejaculation.
The most common side effects are nausea, dizziness, headache, fainting and diarrhoea. A full list of side effects will come with your medication or you can click here to read the manufacturers advice. If you feel dizzy or faint after taking Priligy then you should not drive, operate heavy machinery or undertake hazardous activities.
One tablet should be taken one hour before sex. It can be taken with or without food. You should not take alcohol when you use Priligy. Never take more than one tablet within a 24 hour period. Priligy is only licensed in men between the ages of 18 and 64 who have had PE for at least six months.