Premature Ejaculation

Images for illustrative purposes only

  • Priligy
  • Priligy


Premature Ejaculation
  • Medication features

    Priligy is a medicine used to treat premature ejaculation in men. It is designed to control the chemicals in the nervous system that are responsible for ejaculation. This will result in a man prolonging sexual performance without ejaculating.

    • Helps treat premature ejaculation in men
    • Contains Dapoxetine
    • To be taken 1-3 hours before sexual activity


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Priligy is a brand name of the drug dapoxetine, a short-acting drug used in the treatment of premature ejaculation. It can be useful in men who have not responded to talk therapy.


  • How does Priligy work?

    Priligy contains the active drug dapoxetine which belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (also known as SSRIs). SSRIs work by increasing the level of serotonin in the nervous system. Although it is not known precisely why increasing the levels of serotonin in the nervous system improves the time it takes to ejaculate.

  • Is it safe to use Priligy continuously?

    Priligy should not be taken on a continual daily basis without sexual activity and should only be taken before sexual activity as directed. A maximum of one Priligy tablet is to be taken in 24 hours.

  • How long will it take for Priligy to work?

    The maximum effects of Priligy occur one to two hours after taking the tablet.

  • Can I take Priligy and drink alcohol?

    Taking Priligy after drinking alcohol can increase feelings of dizziness, drowsiness and slow reactions.

    Priligy can also cause you to faint by temporarily lowering your blood pressure; therefore, it is not recommended to take Priligy and drink alcohol together.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking Priligy.

Common side effects include:

  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Sleep disturbance

If you experience any symptoms of a psychiatric disorder such as erratic mood swings, impulsive behaviour, or severe depression.


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.

Patient Information Leaflet