1. What is priligy?
Priligy is a medication with the active ingredient dapoxetine which can be used to treat premature ejaculation.
The national guidelines state that initially 30 mg should be taken 1–3 hours before sexual activity. However, the prescibed strength, how often it must be taken and duration of treatment can vary between patients so please always follow the instructions provided by the doctor and the pharmacy.
2. Safety parameters
- Do not take if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
- Do not take if you have any cardiovascular conditions.
- Do not take if you have a history of mania or depression.
This list is not extensive so please always read the patient information leaflet before use, and inform the pharmacist and doctor if you are taking any medication or have any conditions.
3. Interaction with other medication
Priligy may interact with other medicaiton so please always tell the doctor and pharmacist every medication you are taking, which includes medication bought at any shop, over-the-counter medication, prescription-only medication, inhalers and patches. Also, please always inform the doctor or pharmacist if you start any treatment, change any treatment or have stopped any treatment within the last few years.
4. Side effects
Numerous common side effects exist for this medication including:
- Impaired concentration.
This is not an extensive list so please always immediately inform the pharmacist or doctor if you experience any side effects while taking this medication.
Also, please keep hydrated and sit or lie down if you experience light-headedness or dizziness which may indicate low blood pressure.
There are no specific requirements for storage relating to this medication.
6. If other information is needed
Please contact the pharmacy or a doctor if you require any other information.
Medicines.org.uk. (2019). Priligy 30 mg film-coated tablets - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (eMC). [online] Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1269/smpc#STORAGE [Accessed 22 May 2019].