Priligy is a treatment for premature ejaculation.
This is a sensitive but common condition where a man ejaculates too quickly during sex. How long sex should last depends on the couple. You and your partner should decide if you’re satisfied with the time it takes you to ejaculate.
If you finish too soon more than half the time, Priligy is something you could consider.
You might ask, “How does Priligy work?” and “How effective is it?” We have the answers.
How does Priligy work?
Time for some technical stuff.
Priligy is the brand name of the drug dapoxetine. It is a selective serotonin reupdate inhibitor (SSRI). Serotonin is a neurotransmitter involved in passing messages between nerves in the system. One of these messages results in ejaculation.
Priligy stops the reuptake of serotonin. This allows it to exert its effect for longer and delay ejaculation. Priligy is so effective because it is absorbed into the body quickly. It can be taken on demand, a few hours before sex. It stays in the body for a short period of time which reduces the chance of experiencing side effects.
How should I take Priligy?
You should take Priligy orally with a glass of water, three hours before sex.
You might be wondering, ‘does Priligy work with food?’ Unlike Viagra, Priligy can be taken with or without food. But don’t take alcohol – side effects like dizziness, sleepiness and slow reaction times can be increased.
Start with the lower dose of 30mg. You should trial the treatment for four weeks or at least six doses. If this isn’t effective enough, you can up the strength to 60mg.
Make sure you only take one tablet in 24 hours. Priligy is most effective when taken on demand and is not intended for daily use.
What are the side effects?
Priligy is well tolerated when taken on demand.
The most common side effects – similar to many drugs – are nausea, headaches and dizziness. These are mostly mild and related to how long the drug remains in the body.
More serious side effects are rare. If you experience serious side effects like fainting or seizures, seek medical help straight away.
How effective is Priligy?
Priligy is the most effective treatment for premature ejaculation.
Prior to its development, treatments for premature ejaculation were unlicensed. They were not developed to treat the condition and were a decision made by the doctor.
Priligy has been shown in clinical trials to significantly increase ejaculation time.
As with all drugs, different patients will experience different success rates. You should have more control over your ejaculations and sexual satisfaction.
Priligy is an effective method of dealing with premature ejaculation. It can be taken on-demand and is fast acting. Clinical trials have shown the drug to substantially increase ejaculation time. Generally, side effects are mild and go away naturally.
Does Priligy work for everyone? It might not, but if you’re struggling with premature ejaculation, it is worth checking out.
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