Brands Names: Westoxetin, Sustinex
Priligy is a drug taken aimed at treating premature ejaculation. The effect of this medicine is completely the opposite of Viagra, but it also serves to promote full-fledged sex. The main active component in Priligy is dapoxetine, which takes action at the brain, not the genitals like Viagra.
Priligy behaves in the same way as all other medicines belonging to the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It works by blocking the seizure and destruction of serotonin, the mediator in the central nervous system, causing its effects to last for a long time. In developing Priligy, a simple way was discovered in order to create a fast acting short-lived molecule of dapoxetine that delayed the re-uptake of serotonin in the synaptic cleft for a short period of time lasting 2-3 hours. Therefore, Priligy can significantly prolong sexual intercourse after 15 minutes, whereas the optimal timing for having sexual intercourse is from 30 minutes to 2 hours after consumption. After an hour, the concentration of dapoxetine drops in blood plasma by half; and after another two hours, the effects of taking a single pill will be gone.
The recommended dose of Priligy is 30 (half-pill) or 60 mg (whole tablet) and is usually taken with water. The effect of this medication is not sensitive to concurrent food consumption. Similar to Viagra, this medication should not be taken more than once per day.
Taking Priligy is contraindicated in the following cases:
- allergies and any form of hypersensitivity
- heart disease (e.g., insufficiency, arrhythmia, unstable angina)
- currently taking MAO inhibitors to treat depression
- currently taking other medicines that affect the exchange of serotonin
- currently taking antiviral and/or antifungal drugs
Priligy is also contraindicated in patients who have severe liver and kidney disease and/or demonstrate lactose deficiency.
Additionally, prior to buying Priligy at the pharmacy, make sure that you do not have severe hypotension. With low blood pressure, the capacity to experience a full erection also decreases. Therefore, the drug will have no favorable effect.
When taking Priligy, potential side effects may include:
- presence of dizziness as well as other vestibular disorders
- headache and insomnia
Nausea and dizziness occur more often, in approximately 10% of cases. Patients can develop conditions such as indifference and nervousness, pupil dilation, photophobia, and/or ringing in the ears. A common complaint is dryness of the mouth when taking Priligy. However, this is a common side effect of many selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.
It is possible that an adverse reaction may be experienced when taking Priligy such as “too good of action.” This implies a total inability to achieve ejaculation. Instructions for Priligy warn that an inability to achieve ejaculation at any point in time can be due to the ingestion of a high dose, particularly in cases of low body weight, or due to exceeding the frequency of this drug, which is not recommended.