Premature ejaculation is quite a common sexual issue that affects millions of men across the world. Although estimates differ from one source to the other, most reliable ones like the Mayo Clinic website, for example, show that at least a third of all men suffer from PE at some point in their life. The high prevalence of this issue means that people are always looking for cures or solutions and Priligy is one of them.
Initially, Priligy is an antidepressant drug that contains Dapoxetine as the active ingredient. Some manufacturers also sell this drug under the name of Westoxetin in some countries. Although the original manufacturer (Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company) wanted to produce it as a mild antidepressant, it was found to be very useful in delaying ejaculation. Priligy is in the SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) drug family which is used to treat depression in most instances.
This medication has approvals for sale in more than 50 countries around the world including Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, France, Mexico and Spain. In the UK it is available using some particular routes because the National Health Service is yet to give it the green light for distribution. The story is also the same in the USA because the FDA is yet to approve it for commercial sale and distribution. In fact, it has been on Phase III of clinical testing since 2003.
Dapoxetine is in most cases used to treat PE in men between 18 and 64 years due to its antidepressant properties. Although you can buy it in some online pharmacy without a prescription, it is recommended to use the pill after consulting your doctor for assessment to ensure that the drug is safe and appropriate for your body.
Priligy is available in 30mg and 60mg pills, and it is recommended to start with the lower dosage and progress to the higher one if you find the need to do this. For maximum effectiveness, you should take a pill about two hours before sex and make sure that you do not take alcohol before or after.
You can take this drug before or after a meal but make sure you swallow it whole and with a full glass of water to avoid getting a bitter aftertaste. Also, keep in mind that is not a regular treatment for PE, and you should only take it if you anticipate that you will engage in sexual activity within the next few hours. Under no circumstances more than one pill should be taken in a 24-hour time period.
The mechanism through which Priligy helps with PE is still not clear and more research on this is still necessary. It is also not clear how other anti-depressants are effective in delaying ejaculation, and so one cannot use their mechanism of action to explain the effectiveness of this particular drug.
However, most scientists and various studies conclude that the drug works by inhibiting serotonin transporters. By doing this, the drug leads to an increase in the activity of serotonin in a man's nervous system. Serotonin is involved in sending the nerve messages that make a man ejaculate and so increasing its activity will, in turn, delay the signal transmission and hence prevent premature ejaculation.
An increase in the activity of serotonin also improves a man's control over ejaculation. As a result, the duration of sexual intercourse may lengthen considerably.
A review of five different studies by Dr. Chris G McMahon from the Australian Center for Sexual Health concludes that the drug is quite effective in the treatment of premature ejaculation. According to his study, men that last for an average 0.9 minutes will see the rise to an average of 3.1 minutes if they take 30mg of the drug before sex, and 3.6 minutes for those who take 60mg. Most other studies also conclude that the drug makes men last for a few extra minutes which is quite significant but does not mean that the drug guarantees sexual satisfaction for couples.
- Anyone who is not between 18 and 64 years as it can have adverse health consequences on too young or old individuals.
- Men with heart problems such as angina, heart block, sick sinus syndrome and heart failure.
- Those who have taken medications such as Tryptophan, Linezolid, and Metoclopramide in the past two weeks.
- Anyone with lactose intolerance and the Lapp Lactase Deficiency.
- Anybody with a history of hypomania, mania, depression, fainting and bipolar affective disorder.