The drug can be used in conjunction with medications that help restore erectile function like Viagra, Cialis or Levitra. The problem of premature ejaculation affects more than 40% of men worldwide. Dapoxetine helps to get rid of this disorder and prolongs sexual intercourse by 2-4 times. It does not reduce the level of sensitivity during sexual intercourse, as it happens with various creams for external use.
Duration of action
Dapoxetine is recommended for use 1-3 hours before sexual intercourse. The onset of the effect depends on the individual sensitivity of the body and the dosage used. Most often, the drug acts for 3-4 hours, but in some cases, the effect of the drug can last up to 20 hours. The maximum effect is achieved in the case of course treatment.
Composition of Priligy
The drug is available in the form of green film-coated tablets with dosages of 30 or 60 mg. The active ingredient of the drug is dapoxetine hydrochloride. Excipients include magnesium stearate, sodium croscarmellose, lactose monohydrate, etc.
Method of use and dosages
The drug should be taken orally and washed down with water. Priligy can be used regardless of the meal for 1-3 hours before the planned sexual contact. The dosage depends on the individual characteristics of the patient. The initial dose for men is 30 mg, but if the drug is well tolerated, doesn’t cause side effects, and doesn’t produce the desired effect, it is acceptable to increase the dosage to 60 mg. In general, doctors don’t recommend consuming more than one tablet per day. If the doctor has prescribed a course of treatment with Priligy, after four weeks of treatment, the doctor should evaluate its results and determine whether it is worth continuing to use the medicine.
Compatibility with alcohol
Priligy and alcohol were tested for compatibility under various conditions which showed that interactions between dapoxetine and alcohol could lead to serious unwanted effects including apathy and decrease in concentration. Therefore, it is not recommended to take medicine after drinking alcohol. Besides, alcohol significantly increases the side effects of the drug.
Contraindications for Dapoxetine
The drug is indicated only for adult men. Dapoxetine is contraindicated in cases of intolerance by the body or insensitivity to the active or any excipient contained in the medication, heart failure, lactose intolerance, liver or kidney dysfunction. Dapoxetine is not recommended to be used together with MAO inhibitors, CYP3A4, and drugs of serotonergic action.
Side effects of Dapoxetine
Side effects are rare and quickly pass but may include mild dizziness, fatigue, nasal congestion, diarrhea, etc. The instructions for the use contains information about the complete list of side effects.