Priligy is used to treat symptoms of premature ejaculation in men, and is known under its generic name as Dapoxetine. Priligy acts on the Sympathetic Nervous System, which is the system in our bodies that is responsible for sending messages from nerve to nerve to nerve. Serotonin is the substance that the nerves use to send the messages to each other. What priligy does is stop the Serotonin from doing this, which in turn would stop the messages between the nerves that tell your body to ejaculate. This is commonly referred to as a general category of medications called SSRI’s or Selective Serotonin Reuptake inhibitors.Priligy can be taken by men from ages eighteen to sixty four years old. Priligy is a fast acting medication and needs to be taken from one to three hours prior to sexual activity. This medication should only be taken when it is needed and not as an every day routine. Priligy comes in a tablet form, and should be swallowed and not chewed because it has a very bitter taste. The starting dose commonly recommended is one 30 milligram tablet as it is needed. Your doctor may raise your dose up to 60 milligrams if 30 milligrams is not effective enough.
Priligy is expected to last from one to two hours after being taken orally.
Priligy may cause some drowsiness so you do not want to drive or try and operate any kind of machinery when taking it. It is considered to be a schedule H drug and is not found to be habit forming in any studies.
Some patients have side effects when taking Priligy.
You may get a headache while taking it, as well as you may feel dizzy. Some people experience feeling lightheaded when taking this medication as well as having some confusion. Blurry vision and ringing or buzzing sounds in ears have been reported as side effects when taking Priligy. Some patients report feelings of nervousness and sleeplessness from taking this medication.
Priligy can cause excessive sweating, diarrhea, or high blood pressure. Fast pulse or irregular heart beats have also been reported when taking this medication. You may experience tiredness and or a dry mouth feeling.Some patients should not take Priligy at all. If you have kidney disease or liver disease you should not take Priligy. Patients with allergies to any of the ingredients listed in priligy should also not take it. Any patients with pre existing heart beat problems or disorders should not take Priligy. If you frequently experience fainting or loss of consciousness you should not take Priligy. Patients should not take this medication if they have heart failure or glaucoma. Certain medications can interact with Priligy negatively. Patients currently taking Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors or MMOI’s should not be taking Priligy. If you are currently taking Thioridazine or any other Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors commonly referred to as SSRI’s you should also avoid taking Priligy. Patients taking any strong CYP3A4 inhibitors at this time should not take Priligy due to interactions as well.