Priligy is a prescription drug used for the treatment of premature ejaculation among men. It helps men suffering from sexual health problems and to recover their confidence. It has also the generic name of Dapoxetine which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson under the brand name Priligy.

Dapoxetine’s formulation was as an antidepressant, but its effects on premature ejaculation were spotted during trials and so it was renamed Priligy, a drug for treating sexual health issues in menThe drug Priligy works by altering the level of serotonin in the brain. This helps give the men more control over the ejaculation.

How to Use Priligy Tablets

  • Priligy is basically taken into oral use. Tablets should be swallowed whole. It is recommended that tablets be taken with at least 1 full glass of water.
  • Priligy may be taken with or without food.
  • The recommended starting dose for all patients is 30 mg, taken as needed approximately 1-3 hrs prior to sexual activity.
  • You can take this medicine on a full or empty stomach. Always stick to your prescribed dosage to avoid any potential side effects during or after treatment.
  • Priligy tablets should not be taken by men under the age of 18 or men over 65 years of age.
  • It’s essential that our doctors have a thorough understanding of your medical history before agreeing to prescribe you Priligy. For this reason, please mention in full any conditions you have and medications you may be taking.

Cautions before Use Priligy Tablets

  • Patient with a history suggestive of orthostatic reactions or an orthostatic test shows this kind of reaction, treatment with Priligy should be avoided.
  • Before treatment is started, with this medicine patients are suggested to make sure with the physician that he or she should obtain a careful medical history focusing on past orthostatic events and also perform an orthostatic test such as blood pressure and pulse rate, supine and standing
  • Priligy should not be taken with alcohol as it can be a reason in increasing the risk of accidental injury and drowsiness.

Priligy Tablets Side Effects

The Side effects which may arise due to the usage of Priigy are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Shakiness
  • Agitation
  • Anxiousness
  • Insomnia
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Tachycardia

Priligy Tablets Interactions and Overdose

There are some of the medicines which may react with Priligy namely Migraine or depression treatments Tramadol, St John’s Wort, Tryptophan, Lithium, Thioridazine and Linezolid.
Overdose symptoms may include vomiting and dizziness and if these symptoms persist the patient should be taken under prompt medical control.


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