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
What is Priligy (dapoxetine)?
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 recommended starting dose for premature ejaculation treatment is 30 mg. If after taking 30mg you do not
experience the desired effect and you do not experience side effects you can increase the dosage up to 60mg.
How To Take
Tablets should be swallowed whole to avoid the bitter taste. It is recommended that tablets be taken with at least
one full glass of water. Priligy may be taken with or without food.
Taken as needed approximately 1 to 3 hours prior to sexual activity.
Priligy is not intended for continuous daily use. Priligy should be taken only when sexual activity is
anticipated. Priligy must not be taken more frequently than once every 24 hours.
The most common side effects are nausea, dizziness, headache and diarrhoea.
EMLA cream, anti-depressant medication and Behavioural Techniques or exercises can train the body to delay
Patient Information Leaflet
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Patient information can be found here.