Priligy is used to treat premature ejaculation in men between 18 and 64 years old. It contains the active ingredient dapoxetine, which belongs to a group of medicines called SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). The aim of Priligy is to increase the time it takes for the patient to ejaculate and can improve control over when you ejaculate. Priligy should not be taken by those who have heart problems i.e. heart failure or problems with the heart rhythm. Those who are taking the following medication should also not take priligy:
For those who take these medicines. there is a 14 days wait before being able to start taking priligy after having stopped taking the above medication. There is another 7 day wait once priligy has been stopped before being able to resume taking the mentioned medicines.
It is a prescription only medicine, which can be purchased from OxfordPharmacyOnline.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/PIL.28285.latest.pdf
Always take Priligy 30mg tablets exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed.
The recommended dose is 30 mg. Your doctor may increase the dose to 60 mg.
Only take the medicine 1 to 3 hours before sexual activity is anticipated.
Do not take this medicine more than once every 24 hours or every day.
Swallow the tablets whole to avoid a bitter taste, with at least one full glass of water. This may help lower your chance of fainting.
This medicine can be taken with or without food.
This medicine should not be used by men under 18 or over 65 years of age.
Discuss your Priligy treatment with your doctor after the first 4 weeks or after 6 doses to see whether you should continue the treatment. If the treatment is continued, you should see your doctor again to discuss this, at least every six months.
The active substance is dapoxetine. Each Priligy tablet contains 30 mg dapoxetine as a hydrochloride salt. The other ingredients are:
Tablet core: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.
This medicine should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 18.
Talk to your doctor before taking Priligy 30mg tablets if:
You have not been diagnosed with premature ejaculation
You also have another sexual problem, such as erectile dysfunction
You have a history of dizziness from low blood pressure
You use recreational drugs such as ecstasy, LSD, narcotics or benzodiazepines
You drink alcohol
You have ever had a mental health problem such as depression, mania (symptoms include feeling over−excited, irritable or not being able to think clearly), bipolar disorder (symptoms include serious mood swings between mania and depression) or schizophrenia (a psychiatric disease)
You have epilepsy
You have a history of bleeding or blood clotting problems
You have kidney problems
You have or are at risk of high pressure in the eye (glaucoma).
If any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this treatment.
Do not take Priligy 30mg tablets if:
you are allergic to dapoxetine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
you have heart problems, such as heart failure or problems with the heart rhythm
you have a history of fainting
you have ever had mania (symptoms include feeling over−excited, irritable or not being able to think clearly) or severe depression
you have moderate or severe liver problems.
Do not take Priligy 30mg tablets at the same time if you are taking:
Medicines for depression called ‘monoamine oxidase inhibitors’ (MAOIs)
Thioridazine used for schizophrenia
Other medications for depression
Lithium − a drug for bipolar disorder
Linezolid − an antibiotic used to treat infections
Tryptophan − a medicine to help you sleep
St John’s wort − a herbal medicine
Tramadol − used to treat serious pain
Medicines used to treat migraines
Certain medicines for fungal infection, including ketoconazole and itraconazole
Certain medicines for HIV, including ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir and atazanavir
Certain antibiotics for treating infections, including telithromycin
Nefazodone − an antidepressant
If you have taken any of these medicines, you will need to wait 14 days after you stop taking it before you can start taking a Priligy tablet. Once you have stopped taking Priligy, you will need to wait 7 days before taking any of the medicines listed above. If you are not sure about what to do, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Medicines for mental health problems other than depression
Non−steroidal anti−inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen or acetylsalicylic acid
Medicines to thin your blood, such as warfarin
Certain medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil, tadalafil or vardenafil, as these medicines may lower your blood pressure, possibly upon standing
Certain medicines used to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina) (such as verapamil and diltiazem), or enlarged prostate, as these medicines may also lower your blood pressure, possibly upon standing
Certain other medicines for fungal infection, such as fluconazole
Certain other medicines for HIV, such as amprenavir and fosamprenavir
Certain other antibiotics for treating infections, such as erythromycin and clarithromycin
Aprepitant − used to treat nausea.
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Additionally, Priligy 30mg tablets contain lactose (a type of sugar). If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.