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Do you often ejaculate within 2 minutes of sexual penetration

Have you experienced premature ejaculation on several occasions in the last 6 months?

Does premature ejaculation cause you personal distress or problems in your sexual relationships?

Do you have problems getting or maintaining an erection that is sufficient for penetration?

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Pain whilst ejaculation
  • Difficulty or pain passing urine
  • Feeling faint or light-headed when standing up after from lying down


Do you often drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week?

Have you had your blood pressure checked in the last 12 months?

Is your blood pressure between 100/60 to 140/90

Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you taking any of the following medication?

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac)
  • HIV medication (such as Atazanavir)
  • Lithium (to treat bipolar disorder)
  • Migraine medication
  • St John’s Wort (a herbal medication)
  • Thioridazine (to treat schizophrenia)
  • Tramadol (to treat severe pain)
  • Tryptophan (to help you sleep)

Are you taking any other medication, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, recreations drugs

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following?

  • Bleeding or clotting disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart disease such as angina, heart failure, heart attach, narrow valves, irregular heart rhythm etc
  • Fainting
  • Glaucoma
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, mania, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia
  • Migraines or severe headaches
  • Prostate problems or surgeries on the prostate
  • Penile deformity such as Peyronie’s disease
  • Surgical procedures on your penis
  • Urinary disease

Do you suffer from any other medical problems?

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you have a family history of any medical conditions?

Do any medical conditions run in the family? Such as glaucoma, heart problems, diabetes, blood disorders etc?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you


I am aware I should not take medication to treat erectile dysfunction on the same day as Priligy

I am aware that Priligy should be taken 1-3 hours before needed and not more than once in 24 hours

I am aware that Priligy treatment should be started on the lowest dose, and only increased to 60mg strength if required.

I am aware that Priligy can lower blood pressure and cause dizziness in some men.

  • If I feel lightheaded soon after standing, I should immediately lie down so my head is lower than the rest of my body, or sit down with my head between my knees until the symptoms pass.
  • I should not rise too quickly after prolonged lying.
  • I should not drive or operate machinery if I experience these symptoms.

I am aware that alcohol and Priligy together can increase the likihood of low blood pressure and can increase the effects of alcohol

I should stop taking Priligy and seek urgent medical help if I experience any of the following:

  • Fits (seizures)
  • Feeling faint or light-headed on standing up
  • Changed in my mood
  • Thoughts of suicide or harming myself


We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of your GP surgery below if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you


Priligy is a treatment for premature ejaculation, it helps men last up to 3x longer in bed.

Choose your treatment below and fill out a short questionnaire to help our GPs make sure this medication is safe for you to take. All prices include a private prescription from one of our GPs.


Important Facts About Priligy

Most frequent questions and answers about using Priligy for premature ejaculation

Priligy tablets are a common treatment for premature ejaculation, containing an active substance called dapoxetine, which acts as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. 


Priligy is used as a urological medicine to help increase the time it takes to ejaculate, and improve control over ejaculation in adult males aged 18-64. This may reduce the frustration or worry about fast ejaculation.


You can NOT take Priligy if:

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • You have heart problems
  • You have a history of fainting
  • You have ever had mania
  • You have moderate/severe liver problems
  • You are taking medication for depression
  • You are taking Thioridazine
  • You are taking lithium
  • You are taking Linezolid
  • You are taking tryptophan
  • You are taking St John’s wort
  • You are taking Tramadol
  • You are taking migraine medication

If you are unsure of any of the above criteria, please contact your doctor before commencing treatment with Priligy.

As with any form of medication, Priligy tablets can have side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Priligy.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Priligy tablets:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Feeling Sick
  • Irritable/anxious
  • Feeling numb
  • Erection difficulties
  • Sweats/flushing
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Blocked nose
  • Rise in blood pressure
  • Shaking
  • Lower libido
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Priligy. 

Priligy tablets can be taken with or without food and should be taken with a glass of water.

Alcohol should not be taken with Priligy as it can increase the risk of injury from fainting or other side effects.

Always take Priligy tablets exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you are unsure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

The recommended dose of Priligy is a 30mg tablet. Your doctor may increase your Priligy 30mg dose to a 60mg dose. 

Priligy is to be used 1 to 3 hours before sexual activity, and do not take priligy tablets more than once every 24 hours.

After 4 weeks of treatment, discuss with your doctor to see if treatment should be continued.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have taken more Priligy tablets than you should have.

Taking too many Priligy tablets may make you feel/be sick.

Priligy should only be used for the treatment of premature ejaculation in male adults above the age of 18.

Priligy tablets should be kept our of the reach and sight of children.

Priligy does not require any special storage conditions.

Priligy should not be used after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton after EXP.

Do not throw away Priligy tablets via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer need, this will help protect the environment.

Priligy is sometimes taken by men in an effort to increase performance. However, due to the risk of side effects it should only be used to treat premature ejaculation and not as a performance aid. 

Click here for a PDF copy of the patient information leaflet

Learn More About Premature Ejaculation

Most frequent questions and answers premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is defined as an orgasm that occurs sooner then normal. What is considered normal varies widely among men however, so it is important to your partner about the issue. Occasional instances are common, however if you find this is a recurring issue prescription medication can help.

The main three methods for treating premature ejaculation include: Psychological therapy, behavioural therapy and medical therapy. 

Psychological therapy is often used to reduce nervousness during sex and help find the source of issues whilst providing solutions to attempt to end premature ejaculation.

Behavioural therapy utilises certain exercises to train your body to not prematurely ejaculate. This can include the squeeze and stop-start methods.

Premature ejaculation is associated with serotonin levels, and therefore drugs such as Priligy are available to inhibit serotonin uptake, leading to increased sexual activity time.

Premature ejaculation can be caused by high amounts of serotonin. Psychological issues are also another common cause, including: lack of confidence, stress and relationship problems. 

Most medication is related to serotonin levels when treating premature ejaculation. Drugs such as Priligy inhibit serotonin uptake, allowing for increased sexual activity before ejaculating. 

Numbing creams or sprays are an alternative form of treatment.

Wearing a condom have been associated with dulling sensations and therefore can be used to help with premature ejaculation

Anyone can get premature ejaculation, it is often thought to be psychological. It can make your sex life less enjoyable, causing relationship impact; but as discussed, there are multiple ways to help treat premature ejaculation.

Drinking too much alcohol, or taking certain drugs can cause issues which impact ejaculation. 

You can read more about the correlation with alcohol and drug use, by clicking on these links.

You can find out more information about erectile dysfunction on a variety of websites. These include the NHS website, Urology Care Foundation and WebMD.

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