Dapoxetine / Priligy Review

my dapoxetineDapoxetine, also known as priligy, is the first oral medicine specifically created to treat premature ejaculation.

It’s not currently available in every country, though is rapidly being approved in more every year.

It’s important to note that it can’t permanently cure premature ejaculation – you have to take it every time you have sex.

Dapoxetine is a member of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) family of drugs, which are typically used as anti-depressants.

The original idea was actually to create a new anti-depressant, but it never came to be. Instead, it was found to work in delaying orgasm.

Anti-depressants are sometimes prescribed by doctors to help with premature ejaculation. They’re well known to be effective in delaying ejaculation. But this is the first time a drug of this kind has been manufactured purely for this purpose.

It comes in 2 different dose levels – a 30 mg and 60 mg version. You would usually start on 30 mg and move up to 60 mg if necessary.

What makes it special?

Anti-depressants have long been offered men to help with premature ejaculation. For example, fluoxetine (Prozac), citalopram, sertaline, paroxetine, clomipramine and fluvoxamine can all help.

The main problem with these drugs, however, is that you need to take them every day. This is to ensure that the ejaculation delay effect will work when you come to have sex at any point during the day.

But would you want to take a powerful anti-depressant every day if you don’t suffer from depression?

You may end up facing some of the common side effects of anti-depressants. And some of those side effects involve your sexual function: a reduction in sexual libido or increased risk of sexual dysfunction. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, as they say.

In contrast, dapoxetine takes action faster than those anti-depressants. The body absorbs it quickly, so you can take it a couple of hours before you think you might have sex. The body also eliminates it quickly, reducing the risk of the longer-term side effects.

The benefit then is that it can be used as an on-demand treatment for premature ejaculation. You don’t have to constantly cover yourself by taking a pill every day. And this is a key point if you don’t have sex very frequently.

My experience

close up photo of priligy 30 mg

Dapoxetine still isn’t easily available in the United Kingdom. I was able to get hold of it privately though. This proved quite expensive, working out at about £15 per pill.

My usual lasting time during sex was pretty short. Between 1 and 5 minutes was the normal time I could have sex for without needing to stop for a while to reduce my arousal.

I did find that the 30 mg dose of dapoxetine I took improved my lasting time. Over the couple of weeks that I experimented with it, I found I was able to last between 2 and 8 minutes on average.

So it didn’t exactly turn me into a marathon man overnight, but it was still an improvement. And the good thing was that it worked every time, as long as I took the tablets on average 2 hours before.

So that’s the good news; the bad news is the headaches. Dapoxetine is known to cause some side effects in a small percentage of men, and it seemed I was one of those.

The first time I thought it was perhaps due to the anxiety of trying out a new drug. But in fact I experienced unpleasant headaches the first 3 or 4 times I took it. It did seem to improve after that, but didn’t disappear altogether.

So would I recommend taking them? I’m not a medical professional, so it’s perhaps best to talk it through with your own doctor if you want to try it. I do recommend doing two things though:

  • That you don’t buy it online if you live in a country where it isn’t licensed for use yet.
  • That you consider whether you need a powerful drug like this to treat your premature ejaculation.

Which countries have approved Dapoxetine?

Currently dapoxetine has been approved and marketed in over 50 countries, including: Sweden, Finland, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, France, Malaysia, Philippines, Argentina and Uruguay.

It’s available in the United Kingdom, both on prescription through the National Health Service and private online pharmacies.

It’s not currently approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States though.

More countries are approving dapoxetine for use every year, and it’s thought by experts that many more countries will eventually approve it.

Should I buy it online?

dapoxetine pills in a packet

If this arrived in the post – would you be 100% certain it’s an authentic product?

It’s a personal choice to buy priligy online or not. However, it’s a choice which comes with risks attached.

There are a number of online pharmacies selling authentic priligy; there are also a worryingly large number of online companies selling counterfeit products.

Are you sure you can tell the difference between a trustworthy and a fake source just from their website? If you’re determined to buy it online, then here are some things to consider:

  • If the website looks bad, is very small or selling nothing other than dapoxetine, then look elsewhere.
  • Do some background checks on the company name of the website.
  • Some counterfeit drugs are ineffective, so you may end up wasting your money.
  • Some counterfeit drugs are dangerous. They may contain harmful components such as lead paint or animal poison.

There’s an eye-opening article written by the Pharmacy Times outlining the many dangers of buying prescription drugs from online pharmacies.

Having said that, I’ve bought it from an online pharmacy in the U.K., and as far as I can tell, it was the authentic product.

What evidence is there that it works?

The main evidence for the effectiveness of dapoxetine can be found in a large research review conducted by Dr Chris G McMahon in 2012. He reviewed 5 different major studies which involved over 6000 men in total.

His main findings were:

  • For men who last an average of 0.9 minutes, a 30 mg dose increased that to 3.1 minutes
  • A 60 mg dose increased it to 3.6 minutes
  • Patients on a placebo increased to 1.9 minutes
  • A significant number of men reported that their premature ejaculation was better with dapoxetine

So it appears that on average dapoxetine does increase the lasting time by a couple of minutes on average, which was my experience also.

An improvement in the feeling of control

The study also notes the change in men’s belief about their control level. Before the percentage of men saying they thought it was good or better was 0.9%. With 30 mg priligy this was 26.2%. With 60 mg priligy it was 30.2%. And with the placebo it was 11.2%.

This level of satisfaction is similar then to a report in the UK website, Netdoctor, which says:

Unfortunately, the trial results we’ve seen so far suggest that in reality only about 45 per cent of men reported that the drug gave them control that was fair, good or very good.

So it seems then that the evidence that it works is strong, but it still might not be good enough for many men.

Side effects and safety

Dr McMahon also reviewed how many of the 6000 men experienced side effects with the drug. The percentage of men who experienced side effects with the 30 mg dose were:

  • Nausea – 11%
  • Dizziness – 5.8%
  • Headache – 5.6%
  • Diarrhea – 3.5%
  • Nasopharyngitis – 3.2%
  • Somnolence – 3.1%
  • Insomnia – 2.1%
  • Fatigue – 2%

And with the 60 mg dose:

  • Nausea – 22.2%
  • Dizziness – 10.9%
  • Headache – 8.8%
  • Diarrhea – 6.9%
  • Nasopharyngitis – 2.9%
  • Somnolence – 4.7%
  • Insomnia – 3.9%
  • Fatigue – 4.1%

This was far more than with the placebo, for example just 2.2% had nausea. And the highest was headaches, with 4.8% of men having them with the placebo.

In addition to these common side effects, there were also reports of a very small number of men experiencing snycope:

It was concluded that dapoxetine is associated with vasovagal-mediated syncope (a temporary inability of the brain to control blood pressure and heart rate adequately causing syncope), but otherwise caused no other cardiovascular adverse events.

In concluding, Dr McMahon does state though that dapoxetine is safe to use for the majority of men.

You should be aware that it does come with warnings that you shouldn’t take it if you have certain health conditions. That’s why it’s so important to discuss taking it with a doctor first.

Conclusion

The way you decide to treat premature ejaculation will always be a personal choice. The frustration it causes understandably leads many men to be willing to try almost anything.

With so much hype about dapoxetine it’s easy to get carried away and hope that this is finally the cure you’ve been waiting for. There’s no doubt that it can help many men to improve their premature ejaculation, but it’s far from ideal.

Even if it does work, my personal tests found that it may only extend your lasting time by a couple of minutes. Whilst this is certainly an improvement, in my experience there are other options which can do better than that.

Alternatives

The best alternative which works quickly is probably a delay spray or cream.

And if you’re interested in tackling the problem through behavioral techniques, have a look at my recommended premature ejaculation guides.

And for a broader overview of premature ejaculation, the background and treatment options, have a look at this page.

137 Comments

  • Dapoxetine is a short-acting drug so it was used for Premature ejaculation. But my doubt is if i convert long-acting dapoxetine but nanoparticle or any other formulation, they are used to treat depression is possible or not?

    • Hi Selvakumar
      I would check with your doctor before using dapoxetine for anything other than its intended purpose. I’m not an expert on depression treatment, so can’t advise you about this – sorry!
      Ethan

    • Hi
      I don’t know the answer the company would give, but I imagine it would be ok. I’d check the label or write to the company that made your type.
      Ethan

  • Tried dapoxetine a few years ago. It definitely suppressed ejaculations, night and day difference. However, I found the mood swings so jarring and unpleasant that I had to throw most of it away.

    • Hi Simon
      Thanks for sharing your experience. It’s frustrating how meds with excellent effects like this can also give side effects that don’t make it worthwhile. I guess you were just one of the unlucky ones that get one of the more unpleasant effects.
      Ethan

  • I found your site while trying to find more about these pills and their effectiveness. Thanks very much for the in depth research you’ve done and share with others. I just received an order of (20) 60mg dapoxetine from an online “Canadian” pharmacy http://www.amazingmedpharmacy.com/categories/Man‘s-Health/Dapoxetine, and paid $42.15 plus shipping- $20 for expedited from India, which means $2.11 per pill. They also included 4 free bonus Viagra in the deal. I’ve been buying Tadacip (Tadalafil/ or generic Cialis) from a few different CA pharms over the years, without scripts. The online site listed above doesn’t require scripts, either. Anyhow, I’m getting ready to take my first one, and wanted to read what everyone else had to say about them. My brief background- I’m a 59 year old retired Ironworker from Missouri, and I’ve lifted weights and run 2-9 miles every other day. But when the final injury in my trade knocked me out of work 9 years ago, I found the only thing that stopped the 24/7 headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain (a 35# block fell off a structure, landing on my head and basically pile-driving my head into my neck and back vertebrae, and causing a shoulder injury, to boot), destroyed my sex life. 10 mg Norco’s (hydrocodone) 3 times a day, (or any opiates for that matter), will leave you with a limp dick until they leave your system. That’s when I started the tadalafil. Before these pills, I could last for hours. Since the pain pills, I have acquired PE. My wife of 39 years and I have worked out ways to make sure she gets her required two orgasms (at least), then we finish together after this. Good enough, but a far cry from what I would call a stellar love making session. I have just discovered Kratom for pain, and have left my Norco’s on the shelf for the last 3 weeks. We’ll see how this works out, and I’ll get back to share the results. But the initial reason for commenting is to let people know there is an easy, cheap way to get these at the site above, and also to thank you for your page and it’s discussions. I really do appreciate your site and the time and information you share. Now, let’s see if we can prolong the love in the Ozark Mountains of southeast Missouri!

    • Hi Butch
      Thanks for sharing your story. It would be great to hear back from you, if nothing else to know if you think they sent you the authentic product. I’m surprised they added free viagra though. Considering it’s a drug with many potential side effects, why they give it away without doing a proper assessment is a question I’d like to know the answer to!
      Ethan

  • Just an afterthought about my experience with Priligy.
    When I first saw my GP he actually gave me some free samples, so it might be worth asking your doctor if it’s legally available in your area.

    • That’s great advice for U.K. readers – for the price, it’s great if you see if they work before buying any more.
      Ethan

  • Hi.
    I have had this prescribed via a GP.
    In all honesty, it’s cheaper, more effective and convenient to use a delay spray.

    Whilst it did work for me, in a similar fashion to the author, it was always a bit hit and miss, and I would still have to check my action, which means I didn’t dare let my partner cut loose and ride me too vigorously.

    The product is just too expensive to experiment with and too much planning involved.

    • Hi Jimmy
      I completely understand your concern about the price. And you’re right in that it doesn’t make you feel like experimenting with different techniques – at that price, you need to get the best out of each sexual experience
      Ethan

  • Hello am from Philippines I have the same problem with P.E. any suggestions were I can buy this product online ?

    • Hi Jordan
      Sorry, I don’t personally know where you can get it from if you live in the Philippines.
      Ethan

  • I bought the generic one from an India online pharmacy bonhoa.com which the price is only 1/10. cheap but workable

    • Hi Jason
      Thanks for the recommendation. I don’t know that pharmacy so can’t comment any further myself.
      Ethan

  • I have bought dapoxetine 60mg in start,is this a permanent cure of PE or it should be taken before sex?? What if i use it and not going for sex?

    • Hi Asif
      Unfortunately, it’s not a permanent cure. You need to take it each time you have sex. If you take it but don’t have sex, it’s ok – but it’s obviously a waste of money!
      Ethan

  • Hi, I’m thinking about taking these for PE, It’s very expensive in the UK, 30mg 3tablets cost £20 so I wanna first try 30mg tablet to see if it works however if it doesn’t work, can I take 2X30mg togther or it has to be one 60mg tablet? I don’t wanna spend £30-40 on extra tablets if it ain’t gonna improve anything that’d be waste of money.

    Regard

    • Hi Jimmy
      You’re right, they are expensive, so I can understand you not wanting to waste money. To be honest I’m not totally sure if you can just take two pills to get the same 60mg dose. I’d imagine it would be ok, but I can’t say for sure.
      Ethan

      • Hi Ethan, did you say you ordered the Priligy pills on MedExpress? And those are authentic? Would they be available here in the US? Thank you for the consideration

        • Hi Chris
          That’s right. It’s a UK based online pharmacy and they’ve always send me authentic products when I’ve ordered from them. I don’t know if they deliver to the US though, sorry.
          Ethan

  • Those of you in the USA that have tried Dapoxetine, where are you getting it from? I’m in the US and don’t feel comfortable with some of the online pharmacies out there.

  • Hello ,
    I have a small penis and also have premature ejaculation problem. I feel I cum very early after watching porn, and when few days ago when i slept with my girl didn’t came to end to release cum.
    It was strange to see if it really matters cumin while watching porn / having sex.
    what is the reason we don’t end to cum sometimes as easily we do by masturbation?

    • Hi John
      It might have something to do with how much the porn you watched turns you on. Sometimes the excitement of something new, naughty or very different from what real life represents on can have that effect. But also, you know what movements work for you, so sometimes if you want to, you can stimulate yourself the best way. But some would say it’s potentially a problem if you only climax when watching films and not with your partner. That’s something to think about – perhaps be careful not to watch so much, that you can only ever finish when watching it.
      Ethan

      • Thanks ethan ,
        Will take care I don’t watch to much. at the same time my partner was not very happy to see size of dick (Not big). Can you please direct something I can naturally grow the size if possible

        is PE a serious issue, as I mentioned I dont cum when with a partner and easily in minutes when i watch porn ?

        • Hi John
          To be honest, like many people, I’m very skeptical of penis enlargement. I don’t know if you’ve seen my main page discussing penis enlargement, but that should give you some advice, though perhaps not the answer you’re looking for.
          As for the PE issue, well if you never ejaculate with her, then you can’t call it PE really. I recommend reading my article about delayed ejaculation instead, which again should give you some ideas to think about.
          Ethan

  • Thanks for the excellent review. I’m 53, still have regular sex: 3-5 times pw generally. PE was never an issue when I was younger. It is now. It has been for the last few years, something I put down to a weakening of the prostrate (I don’t have that squeeze muscle anymore, it’s just gone) though I have since been told that isn’t the reason.

    Anyway, two questions: 1) Do you know if any of the side effects you mention effects are more pronounced for older men? 2) It’s expensive online, 3 tabs for £25-27. Do you know if it’s obstainable as a prescription NHS drug – that I’d pay for obviously but not at that price?

    • Hi Sam
      You’re welcome – I’m happy to hear you liked the review!
      I don’t know if any of the problems are more pronounced in older men. Perhaps if you dig around in published research you’ll find more details related to age, but I can’t remember off hand if I saw anything like that when I last read about it.
      Yes it is available on prescription in the UK, so worth asking about if the online price (understandably!) puts you off.
      Ethan

  • Good enough to waste my time writing a review. Just used it. My girl is upset because I made her cum twice but I didn’t cum at all.. oh well, I feel awesome (something only men will understand) for the record I’m 25 years old.. I drank a little vodka, took half a priligy and half a cialis (30mg each I think). The perfect remedy. My goal is not to cum..( it makes you feel like shit afterwards, lookup semen retention…) anyways, I don’t really have too much of a problem with PE but being able to fuck without constantly holding back turns you into a whole other person. I stayed rock hard but always needed more sensation to cum.. at her expense. Idk what I can give credit to, but this little mix does great. Your girl will thank you, or hurt.. either way.. you win :)

    • Hi there
      Thanks for sharing your experience. I spend a lot of my life writing reviews – hope I’m not wasting it lol.
      Anyway, I can see why that potent little cocktail worked well for you. It’s a shame you don’t feel like you can climax too though – it doesn’t have to make you feel bad afterwards, and should be something enjoyable – for both you and your partner.
      Ethan

  • Hi guys where can buy dapoxetine from am living in Ireland any one can tell me the real website to order it from please?

    And guys is this really works you can keep your dick up for few hours?

    Thanks

    • Hi Patrick
      I got it from the Medexpress website, and it was the authentic product. Not sure if they deliver to Ireland.
      Ethan

      • Hi Ethan.
        Just went on the webside and from what I can tell, they sæson ship to Denmark. ( Where I live). But I I’m not sure if it legal to have meds shipped to Denmark and is the site reliable?? ? ?

        • Hi Maja
          I have no idea if it’s legal to ship i to Denmark, sorry! I’ve ordered from that site a couple of times, and found the products to be authentic. I’ve had nothing weird happen to my bank account since either, so I’m happy with it personally. I don’t have any professional affiliation with that site, and am recommending it only on personal experience.
          Ethan

    • Hey Patrick, I was able to buy dapoxetine in any pharmacy in Ireland, though they had to order it. You simply need the doc’s script.

  • In my opinion, RITALIN ( methylphenidate hydrochloride ) is far better than Dapoxetine. Last week, i took my first and probably last dose of dapoxetine 60 mg 3 hours before sex on an empty stomach. It didn’t extend the time too much though i also used delay spray. Side effects were diarrhea that night and tiredness alongwith pain in eyes next day. I have used ritalin 10 mg ocassionally but last night i doubled the dose. Took ritalin 20 mg 2 hours before sex. Also took generic viagra 50 mg and applied delay spray as well. With different thrusting speeds/ positions, we continued for full 3 hours without getting a break. Slept only for 3 hours but felt very relaxed in the morning. Ritalin has very few side effects as compared to dapoxetine and more effective but remember that it can cause ED sometimes in high dose so always start with 10 mg.

    • Hi there
      Thanks for sharing your experience. Have you tried taking ritalin alone to see if it really helps with time? Sounds to me like it was more likely the viagra and delay spray combo. that did the trick.
      Ethan

      • Dear Ethan
        I have PE & ED problem. I have been using viagra & delay spray for a long time. Unfortunately, there came a time when i couldn’t last long even using delay spray so i started using condom as well. I don’t like condom and it took me a long time to get rid of it. I read about RITALIN in a discussion forum. RITALIN is a stimulant used to treat ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ) by working on dopamine levels and dopamine has a very important role in our sex life. I found out that it can be used to treat PE as well so I thought to give it a try. My friend arranged it for me and I started from 10 mg dose. First time I used RITALIN, I felt very relaxed and active after an hour. Then I used the combo of viagra + delay spray and started our session of love making. I felt a huge difference from the beginning and could control myself almost in every position. Next time i just used combo of viagra & delay spray and didn’t perform like previous session. Third time i took RITALIN again and it worked very well. So in my case, RITALIN surely helps me overcome my PE problem.

        • Hi there
          Thanks for sharing your experience. This is the second time in a week a reader has mentioned Ritalin. I’m not sure where this advice is coming from, as I hadn’t seen it before. I’ll have to do some digging around. Can you tell me which forum you read that said Ritalin works for PE? I’d also be careful taking viagra with other medication. There are many possible complications with viagra and other drugs, so it’s worth checking with your doctor that it’s ok to mix them. Personally, I wouldn’t. I’ve taken viagra and generic sildanafil, and had enough side effects with both to make me cautious about adding even more drugs to the mix!
          Ethan

  • Whats up people im 22 years old and in decent shape, i have an average sized penis (7-7.5 in) but i dont last long AT ALL, like sometimes i put it in my girl and i cum after 2 or 3 strokes. I was wondering if i buy dapoxatine, how much longer will i last?

    • Hi there
      It’s impossible to estimate how much it will help you, if at all, unfortunately. The only way to find out is to try it. I’d also recommend not putting all your hopes in that one medication – spend some time looking around this site, and have a look at the behavioral techniques that can help you develop better control.
      Ethan

    • Check out my review bro. STOP jerking off AND cumming to HARDCORE porn ( go oldschool and just look at photos of hot chicks.. I know it’s tough , take cialis/ viagra, take priligy, and take a shot or two of alcohol. The pills make you hard and last.. the alcohol makes you more aggressive/ sexual. Please try it and tell me.. I can’t be the only one who lives/ fucks by this.

  • I took this stuff I went over board and took 120 mg and did have sex until 8 hours of taking the pills due to gf running late from work…..once we started after 2 hours I still couldn’t come and not even close for a guy who couldn’t last 3 minutes before from acquired pe, with my gf we banged for 1 1/2 hours she was riding me like hard and crazy sweat pooring off her head and another 1/2 of oral and she couldn’t get me to cum. This stuff is great ! I feel like a powerhouse now but my dick is sore after all that sex

    • Hi Vinny
      Thanks for sharing your experience. It sounds like you’re one of the few who it works exceptionally well for. It’s annoying when you can’t finish though, but I guess better than having severe PE!
      Ethan

      • No problem but my question is, is it safe to take such a high does 120 mg ? I mean it wasn’t until after 8 hours after I took the pill I started to have sex. I didn’t think it would be still effective or be in my system that long to work like that ?

        • Hi Vinny
          That’s a good point. 120 mg is much higher than the recommended dose. If you look at the advice on the site medicines.gov.uk for example, it says start with 30mg. Only if the patient doesn’t respond should 60mg be tried. At no point does it mention taking 4 times the recommended dose!
          Ethan

        • I did some research and I guess I’m
          One of the few that need a high dose

          DOSAGE

          “For most patients, the starting dose is 60 mg. You may be prescribed Dapoxetine 30 mg or Dapoxetine 60 mg, while some patients may require Dapoxetine 120 mg if they did not respond to the original one.”

          I’m not gonna complain this stuff saved my sex life and given me so much Confidence back I feel I can please my gf now and she can have mulitply orgasms while I’m still going I’m just wow how great this stuff works I had to focus hard to finally ejaculate the 2nd time I tried this stuff and once again 2 plus hours I feel like a pornstar lol

        • Hi Vinny
          Can I ask where you’re quoting that dosage from, as it’s different from what I found?
          Thanks!
          Ethan

    • So, am I the only one a bit skeptical about “Vinny”.
      I’d like to know where he got that quote from as it doesn’t come up in a web search, and this 2 year study concluded…

      https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2050116117300193

      “The treatment discontinuation rate of dapoxetine was very high. The main reasons for discontinuation were the cost and disappointment that treatment was required every time adequate sexual function was required.”

      • Hi Jimmy
        People connected to the products, or sellers, so sometimes use the comments here to promote how amazing their product is while pretending to be a normal reader, so you never know.
        However, some men do generally have a great experience with a product, so it’s difficult for me to filter them – though I do try!
        This reader didn’t reply to my question about the dosage, so who knows where he got it from.
        The study you linked there is very interesting. Though to be honest, all kinds of sexual dysfunction treatments have high discontinue rates due to cost, side effects, lack of cure etc.
        Ethan

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