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Before You Take Priligy

Priligy is a prescription medication that is used to treat premature ejaculation. It is only prescribed for men who regularly ejaculate within two minutes of penetration. For many men, premature ejaculation is due to psychological causes and can be treated with conditioning and therapy. This treatment is most suitable for men who suffer from premature ejaculation due to physical reasons.


Due to the active ingredient, dapoxetine, and the properties of the medication, Priligy is placed in the same category as most antidepressants. These treatments are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). The main difference is that Priligy is a short-acting SSRI, while antidepressants are long-acting. This difference allows the medicine to work on the areas that impact the ejaculation process, without it affecting your mood. Because it is short acting, is doesn't cause the side effects that antidepressants often do.

Priligy and other medications

Before you take this treatment, it is important to inform a doctor about any medications you might be taking. This will help them to assess whether or not they will interact negatively with Priligy and cause harm or limit its effectiveness. There are several medications that you cannot take in conjunction with it. Make sure you detail all medications, prescription and non-prescription, during your online consultation.

Consult with a doctor if: Do not take Priligy if you are taking:
  • You have used recreational drugs
  • You have had any mental health problems
  • You have epilepsy
  • You have a history of low blood pressure
  • You drink alcohol regularly
  • Antidepressants (in particular MAOIs)
  • Thioridazine for schizophrenia
  • Linezoled for infections
  • Herbal remedy St. John's Wort
  • Tramadol as a painkiller
  • Certain fungal medications
  • Certain HIV medications

If you are taking any contraindicated medications

As listed in the table above, some medications should not be taken together with Priligy. If you are currently taking these medications, you will need to stop taking it for 14 days before beginning to take Priligy, and then wait another seven days afterwards before you begin to take it again. Always consult with your doctor before doing so.

Priligy and other medications timeline
Stop taking contraindicated medication
Begin taking Priligy
Stop taking priligy
Resume contraindicated medication

Precautions when taking Priligy

Alcohol Food

Alcohol and PriligyYou should avoid alcohol when taking Priligy, as its effects may be increased and it could become dangerous.

Food and PriligyPriligy can be taken with or without a meal but always with water to avoid dehydration.

Driving Women

Driving and PriligyIf you experience any side effects such as drowsiness or dizziness do not drive or operate heavy machinery.

Women and PriligyWomen should not take Priligy as it has only been approved for use in men and could have negative side effects.

Ongoing treatment

This medicine should be taken as needed and is not currently considered a long-term treatment. If your premature ejaculation condition persists, it could symptomatic of a more serious problem. You should consider visiting a doctor for a full medical check if the problem appears to be long-term.

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