By affecting serotonin levels in the brain, Priligy can help delay ejaculation in response to stimulation. This helps slow down ejaculation and prolong sex.

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Priligy is a tablet used to treat premature ejaculation. Priligy is effective for 80% of men who try it, and can help you last up to 3 times longer. It starts working in just an hour, and should be taken 1 to 3 hours before you want to have sex.

Dr Clair Grainger

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Dr Clair Grainger

Last reviewed: 24 Feb 2022

Priligy prices

Pack Size Price
30 mg - 3 tablet(s) £26.00
30 mg - 6 tablet(s) £48.00
30 mg - 12 tablet(s) £95.00

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About Priligy Online

What is Priligy?

Priligy is a tablet that is used in the treatment of premature ejaculation. It contains the active ingredient dapoxetine, which belongs to a group of medicines called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs. It is used to treat premature ejaculation in men aged 18 to 64 years. Priligy can help men who ejaculate too early and want to last longer.

How does Priligy work?

Priligy contains the active ingredient dapoxetine, which is an SSRI (short-acting selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor). Serotonin is a hormone that is responsible for controlling how quickly you ejaculate, as well as some other bodily functions. Priligy works by boosting the level of serotonin in your nervous system, which slows down the signals sent to your brain that cause ejaculation. This helps you to last longer.

How long does Priligy take to work?

Priligy starts working around an hour after you take it, so it’s recommended that you take it 1-3 hours before you want to have sex. This can change from person to person, so you may find that it starts taking effect a little earlier or later than that, which is perfectly normal.

How effective is Priligy?

Priligy is a highly effective treatment for premature ejaculation, and works for 8 in 10 men who try it. Clinical studies have shown that Priligy leads to significant improvement for men who have premature ejaculation, and can help you last up to 3 times longer.

How to take Priligy

The usual dose of Priligy is one 30mg tablet, but your doctor can increase this to 60mg after discussing if this would be safe for you. You should take the tablet 1 to 3 hours before having sex. You cannot take Priligy more than once in 24 hours, or every day. Take the tablet by mouth and swallow whole, with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.

When to take Priligy

Take Priligy 1 to 3 hours before you expect to have sex or sexual activity. Make sure to only take one dose in 24 hours, or every day.

How much Priligy to take

The usual dose is 30mg, but this can be increased to 60mg if needed. Your doctor will prescribe the correct dose for you, so speak to your doctor if you think you need a higher dose.

How long do you need to take Priligy for?

If you need Priligy for premature ejaculation, you can take it long term, but you must be seen by your doctor every 6 months. When you first start taking Priligy, speak to your doctor after 4 weeks of taking it, or after 6 doses. This is so they can see if it is working for you, or if they need to change your dose. If you place an order through Superdrug Online Doctor our doctors will ask about your treatment and any side effects in a short questionnaire.

Where can I buy Priligy?

Can I buy Priligy online?

Yes, you can buy Priligy online from regulated and trusted sellers, like Superdrug Online Doctor. Simply fill in a short, confidential questionnaire on our website which will be reviewed by one of our doctors.

If the treatment is suitable for you, it can be prescribed and bought through our website. You can then get Priligy delivered to your home for free, in discreet packaging. You can also collect Priligy from any Superdrug store.

Can I buy Priligy over the counter?

No, Priligy is a prescription only medication, so you cannot get it over the counter from a pharmacy. You’ll need to get a prescription from a doctor, such as Superdrug Online Doctor or your GP.

Can I get Priligy on the NHS?

This depends where you live as in some areas Priligy is not funded by the NHS. Due to this, your GP may only be able to prescribe it under certain circumstances.

Priligy side effects

Priligy may cause some side effects, but not everyone will get them. Stop taking Priligy straight away and speak to your doctor if you:

  • faint, or feel light headed when you stand up
  • notice changes to your mood
  • develop a rash

Stop taking Priligy and contact 999 or attend A&E if you:

  • have a fit (seizure)
  • have suicidal thoughts or thoughts about harming yourself
  • notice any unexpected bleeding e.g. vomiting blood
  • have swelling in your face or difficulty breathing

Very common side effects include:

  • headache
  • feeling dizzy
  • feeling sick

Common side effects include:

  • indigestion
  • blurred vision
  • lower interest in sex
  • ringing in your ears
  • mood changes, such as feeling irritable or anxious
  • feeling numb, or getting pins and needles
  • shaking or trembling
  • difficulty concentrating
  • a rise in blood pressure
  • blocked nose
  • feeling tired or yawning
  • trouble sleeping
  • strange dreams
  • stomach pain and bloating
  • vomiting (being sick)
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • wind
  • sweating more than usual
  • difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • dry mouth

Uncommon side effects include:

  • fainting or feeling lightheaded and dizzy, when standing up
  • feeling overly excited or paranoid
  • confusion
  • teeth grinding
  • abnormal taste
  • spinning sensation
  • feeling itchy
  • cold sweats
  • low blood pressure
  • vision problems, such as eye pain or dilated (larger than normal) pupils
  • increase in heart rate
  • irregular or slow heartbeat
  • loss of sex drive
  • problems ejaculating
  • feeling weak, or very tired
  • feeling depressed
  • feeling hot, abnormal, jittery, or drunk

Rare side effects include:

  • an urgent need to empty your bowels
  • feeling dizzy after exertion
  • suddenly falling asleep
  • allergic reaction

If you get any mild side effects, see if they go away after your body gets used to the medication. If they bother you too much, speak with your doctor. If you get any serious side effects, stop taking Priligy and see your doctor straight away, go to A&E, or call 999.

How long do Priligy side effects last

Priligy side effects are different for everyone, but most common side effects should go away quickly. If you get mild side effects, wait until you have used Priligy a few times, as these may go away. If they do not and you are still getting side effects after a few weeks of treatment, speak with your doctor. If any side effects last longer than 24 hours contact your doctor.

What to do if you get Priligy side effects

An uncommon side effect of Priligy is fainting and low blood pressure. Before you take Priligy, your doctor may check your blood pressure from lying down to standing up or ask about any history of faints or dizziness. To lower the chance of fainting, make sure to:

  • not take Priligy if you are dehydrated, this can happen if you have been sweating a lot, have not drank anything in over 4 hours, or have diarrhoea or vomiting (being sick)
  • take your dose with at least one full glass of water
  • not stand up quickly if you have been sat or lying down for a long time
  • not drive or use heavy machinery if you feel faint

If you do feel faint or light headed, make sure to lie down so that your head is lower than the rest of your body, or sit down and put your head between your knees until you stop feeling faint. This can stop you hurting yourself if you faint. Speak to your doctor if Priligy makes you faint or feel faint.

For other side effects such as headache, make sure to drink plenty of water and take paracetamol. Do not take ibuprofen with Priligy, unless you have spoken to your doctor first. If you feel sick, try to take Priligy with food.

If you have other side effects that bother you, speak to your doctor.

Priligy warnings

Priligy is not suitable for everyone. If you take some medications or have certain health conditions, Priligy may be less effective, or potentially unsafe. Priligy is not suitable for any men under 18 or over 64 years old. Women should never take Priligy. You should not take Priligy if you have:

  • an allergy to dapoxetine
  • ever had severe depression or mania
  • moderate or severe liver problems
  • heart problems
  • a history of fainting


Speak to your doctor before taking Priligy if you have:

  • glaucoma
  • other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction
  • a history of dizziness caused by low blood pressure
  • kidney problems
  • epilepsy
  • a history of bleeding, or blood clot problems
  • ever had a mental health problem
  • an intolerance to some sugars, as Priligy contains lactose

You should also speak to your doctor if you drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, such as ecstasy. If you use recreational drugs you should not take Priligy. There are also some drinks that should be avoided whilst taking Priligy, these include:

  • grapefruit juice, you should avoid this at least 24 hours before using Priligy
  • alcohol

Medications that interact with Priligy

You should not take Priligy at the same time as some medications, as this can cause side effects or stop the medication working as it should. These include:

  • medication to treat migraines
  • medication for mental health problems, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia
  • some antibiotics or antifungals
  • tryptophan, a medicine to help you sleep
  • St John’s wort, a herbal medicine
  • tramadol, for serious pain
  • some HIV medications

Speak to your doctor before taking Priligy if you take any other medications, including:

  • non−steroidal anti−inflammatory medicines, including ibuprofen
  • blood thinners, like warfarin
  • medications to treat erectile dysfunction, like Viagra
  • medication for high blood pressure
  • angina medication
  • medication for an enlarged prostate
  • aprepitant, which is used to treat nausea (feeling sick)

Priligy and Viagra

You should not take Priligy and Viagra together. Both medications can lower your blood pressure, especially when standing. It’s recommended to leave at least a 2 hour gap between taking these medications.

Priligy and alcohol

Priligy should not be taken with alcohol. The effects of alcohol, such as feeling sleepy, dizzy, or having slow reactions will be increased whilst taking Priligy at the same time. It may also increase the risk of fainting and injury.

Priligy alternatives

Priligy is the only tablet that Superdrug Online Doctor provides for premature ejaculation. You can also use Emla cream, which is a cream applied to the penis to decrease sensitivity.

We also provide erectile dysfunction treatment, if you need help keeping or getting an erection.

Priligy vs Emla Cream

Priligy is a prescription tablet for premature ejaculation. It should be taken 1 to 3 hours before sex. Emla Cream is a numbing cream which can be used for PE. It can be used 15 to 20 minutes before sex. You must wash it off completely before having sex.

Emla Cream is used for premature ejaculation as an ‘off label’ medication, which means it was not made for PE, but can be prescribed by a doctor for this, if needed. Which option you prefer will depend on how long you want to wait before sex and which treatment works best for you as well as your medical and medication history.


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