This is a medication used to treat premature ejaculation in men. This medication is also commonly referred to as Priligy in the medical industry.
How it works
This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These medications work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the nervous system. This increment enhances the time it takes to ejaculate and thereby provides you greater control over ejaculation.
The main use of this medication is its ability to treat premature ejaculation in men. Taking this medication a couple of hours before you engage in intercourse will enable you last longer before you climax.
This medication must be consumed according to the instructions provided by your healthcare provider. You must consume one tablet at least one hour before you engage in sexual activity. You can consume this medication either with food or without food. You must swallow this tablet whole along with a glass of water. If you bite or chew the tablet, you will get a bitter taste in your mouth.
This medication must not be taken more than once within a day. Do not use this medication as a regular treatment as it should be only taken when sexual activity in anticipated. It is recommended to use 30mg of this medication per day. If this dosage is not effective, your physician might increase the dosage to 60mg. However, you can only use 60mg of this drug if you did not experience any side effects for the lower dose. You must not make any alterations to the dosage or dose schedule by yourself.
If you are using this treatment on the long-term, you need to consult your physician every six months. This way, you can ensure that this medication will not harm you in any way.
The following are some side effects of this medication that you need to look out for during the treatment period.
Reduced blood pressure
If you do experience any of the above, make sure to consult your physician as soon as possible. If you do not report these side effects immediately, they can worsen with time.
Make sure to adhere to the following precautionary methods throughout the treatment period.
You must drive or operate heavy machinery as this medication can make you feel sleepy.
Do not consume alcohol as it can increase the risk of certain side effects such as dizziness.
If you have been sitting or lying down for a long time, make sure to get up slowly. This way, you can avoid dizziness.
Do not use recreational drugs during the course of the treatment.
If you experience suicidal thoughts, immediately inform your healthcare provider.
Do not give this medication to children under the age of 18.
Inform your physician about all the medications that you are currently taking.
If you have serious heart problems such as heart failure or angina, do not consume this medication. This drug is not recommended to individuals with a history of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.