Priligy dosage and precautions
PRILIGY contains the agile component dapoxetine and is a type of drug called a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and it is also known as a urological medicine. PRILIGY expands your time to ejaculation and can improve your control over ejaculation and reduce your distress over how fast you ejaculate. This may improve your satisfaction with sexual relation.
Ask your doctor, why this medicine is prescribed for you if you are in doubt.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for different reasons.
You can buy this medicine only with a doctor’s prescription.
Before you take PRILIGY
When you must not take it
Take precautions before taking PRILIGY if you have an allergy to:
any medicine containing dapoxetine
A few ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some symptoms of an allergic reaction are as follows:
shortness of breath
wheezing or difficulty breathing
enlarging of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
rash, itching or hives on the skin.
Do not take PRILIGY:
if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI ) medicine used to cure depression, or have taken a MAOI within the last two weeks (see Taking other medicines for examples of MAOIs). After you stop taking PRILIGY you will need to wait one week before taking an MAOI.
if you are taking thioridazine used to cure schizophrenia, or have taken thioridazine within the last two weeks. After you stop taking PRILIGY you will need to wait one week before taking thioridazine.
if you are taking a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), and certain other medicines and herbal products to treat depression or have taken these medicines within the last two weeks. Consuming other medicines for examples of SSRIs and other medicines used to cure depression. Once you stop taking PRILIGY you will need to wait one week before taking these medications/herbal products.
if you are taking specific medicines to cure fungal infections or medicines to cure HIV (see Taking other medicines for examples of these medicines).
If you have a past of mania or grievous depression
Do not take PRILIGY if you have a cardiac infarction,
such as asystole or problems with the heart rhythm.
Do not take PRILIGY if you have decent to serious liver problems.
Do not take PRILIGY if you are vulnerable to fainting or passing out caused by a short-term fall in blood pressure (Syncope).
Take PRILIGY if you are between 18 to 65 years of age
Safety and effectiveness in patients under 18 years or over 65 years have not been confirmed.
Do not take PRILIGY if you are a female.
Priligy dosage and precautions has been studied for use by male with premature ejaculation. Its safety in females has not been confirmed.
This medicine contains lactose (a type of sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult with your doctor before taking this medicine.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack or if the packaging is shred or shows signs of trifle.
If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist and tell them for disposal.
Talk to your doctor before starting to take your medicine.
Priligy dosage and precautions
Before you start to take it
Before you start consuming this medicine, your doctor should perform a test to make sure that your blood pressure doesn’t fall too much when you stand up from sitting or lying down.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other drugs, including any that you get without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and PRILIGY may interfere with each other. These include:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) used to treat unhappiness, such as moclobemide, phenelzine and tranylcypromine.
medicines used to cure depression such as amitriptyline, citalopram, escitalopram, doxepin, fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, mianserin, mirtazapine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine or vortioxetine.
Triptans, drugs (used to treat migraine (e.g. sumatriptan,)
tramadol, used for pain
lithium, used for mood disorders
thioridazine is used to treat schizophrenia.
linezolid, an antibiotic used to treat infection.
tryptophan, used to improve your mood and sleep.
PRILIGY should not be taken with the above listed medicines/ herbal preparations or within two weeks of stopping these medicines.
How much to take
The suggested dose is a single tablet (30mg), taken when you need it, about 1 to 3 hours before sexual activity.