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Priligy (Dapoxetine)

Medication features

  • For premature ejaculation in men
  • Available in 30mg or 60mg Tablets
  • 8 in 10 men are satisfied with the results


Order Priligy for Premature Ejaculation Online

You can request to buy Priligy online for premature ejaculation, from our UK registered online pharmacy and doctor service. After completing your assessment and checking out, your order will be passed to our UK registered doctors for review. If approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch your medication to your chosen address. 

What is Priligy?

Priligy is a medicine used to treat premature ejaculation (PE). It contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). According to studies, it can up to triple ejaculation time in some men and satisfied 80% of men with its results. 

It comes in two strengths Priligy 30mg or Priligy 60mg. The starting dose is 30mg moving up to 60mg only if required after consulting a doctor.

How does Priligy work?

Ejaculation is strongly linked to the amount of serotonin in certain areas of the brain. Priligy (Dapoxetine) works by preventing the body from reabsorbing the serotonin in these areas, allowing it to have an effect on the body for longer. This effect delays the ejaculatory reaction in most men, preventing premature ejaculation.

About Premature Ejaculation (PE)

It is estimated that about 1 in 3 men will experience premature ejaculation at some point in their life. Unfortunately, many men will not seek treatment due to feelings of embarrassment or inaccessibility to healthcare.

It can occur for a variety of physical or phycological reasons and may go away with time by addressing the underlying reasons or be lifelong.

PE is classified as a penetration ejaculation time of less than two minutes and a general lack of control over ejaculation. Occasional premature ejaculation is normal however if it occurs regularly over 6 months, medicines such as Priligy are suggested.

How long do Priligy tablets take to work?

Unlike many SSRIs medicines, which are typically used as antidepressants, Dapoxetine is quite different. It acts quickly, reaching its peak effect in about 1-3 hours and is eliminated quickly from the body, losing its effect in about 12 hours. This prevents any side effects from lingering when the medicine is not needed.

Priligy Dose

It is most effective when taken between 1-3 hours before sexual intercourse. One tablet should be swallowed whole 1-3 hours before sexual activity with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.

It should not be taken every day continuously. Only take a dose when required before sexual activity to avoid side effects. Never take more than one tablet within a 24 hour period.

It is recommended to take up to six doses of Priligy before deciding whether to continue treatment. Although they are generally effective, PE is caused by a multitude of factors that may be affecting you on a single use of Dapoxetine. If you experience no benefit after six doses, discuss 60mg Priligy tablets or alternative treatments with your doctor.

Priligy (Dapoxetine) Summary


Swallow whole ONE tablet 1-3 hours before sexual activity

Type of medicine


How it works

Acts on chemicals in the brain involved in ejaculation, delaying it.

Available Sizes

3-12 Tablets

Available Strengths

30mg & 60mg

Active Ingredient



From £21.49

Side Effects

Can include dizziness, headaches, nausea, sweating, difficulty sleeping

Priligy Prices

30mg x 3 Tablets


30mg x 6 Tablets


30mg x 12 Tablets


60mg x 3 Tablets


60mg x 6 Tablets


60mg x 12 Tablets


Priligy Alternatives

EMLA is an alternative cream treatment for premature ejaculation. It is a local anaesthetic used on the penis to lessen sensitivity. This may be particularly useful in those over 65 years old for example, who are not suitable for Priligy.

There are a number of natural ways to prevent premature ejaculation. These are usually techniques you can use to prevent or delay ejaculation. They include the squeeze technique, the stop-start technique, sex therapy, masturbation and kegel exercises. Further details can be found in “Ways To Last Longer in Bed”.

Priligy Side Effects

The most common Priligy side effects are nausea, headache and dizziness. It may also cause some people to feel faint or cause their blood pressure to drop when standing up. To reduce the likelihood of this happening, take your dose with a full glass of water to avoid a bitter taste and do not take a dose if you are dehydrated. 

If you feel dizzy or faint after taking these tablets, you should not drive, operate heavy machinery or undertake hazardous activities. You should lie down or sit down with your head between your knees if you feel faint or lightheaded. This will stop you from falling and hurting yourself if you faint.

For other less common, but potential side effects, you should read the patient information leaflet.


Tyson Wilkman, Clinical Pharmacist


Tyson Wilkman

RoleClinical Pharmacist
Qual.Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
AboutTyson started with Simple Online Pharmacy in 2021. He's responsible for helping review and author accurate site content. He works with our GPs to make sure all aspects of the medicines are covered.


Can I buy Priligy over the counter?

No, Priligy (Dapoxetine) is a prescription-only medicine in the UK. To get a prescription you must either visit a doctor or complete an online assessment that our doctors are then able to review to provide a prescription.

Can Priligy be taken with Viagra (or other ED treatments)?

No, it is not recommended. Using Priligy with Viagra or any other PDE-5 ED treatments can cause serious drops in blood pressure. It is recommended you treat ED before PE as problems with gaining and maintaining an erection can lead to PE in some men. Discuss your treatment options with your GP for more information.

Where can I buy Priligy in the UK?

You may buy Priligy from any UK pharmacy provided you have a valid UK prescription from a doctor. You may get a prescription by completing an online assessment with a registered online doctor service.

Can penis size affect premature ejaculation?

Yes, anxiety around penis size may cause issues such as PE or ED. You can find an in-depth look at this in “Average Penis Size”.

Why does Priligy cost so much?

Unfortunately, Priligy is still under patent meaning there is only one company that is allowed to manufacture the medicine. Because of this, the wholesale cost of the medicine is high. We provide one of the lowest prices online and try to pass on all the savings we can. It is expected that a generic Priligy will be available soon after the patent expires and the cost should drop significantly.

Are there any natural ways to last longer in bed?

Yes. In addition to using Priligy, you can use a number of techniques to help you to last longer. These can be found in detail in “Ways to Last Longer In Bed”.


Treatment Comparison

PriligyEMLA Cream
Active IngredientDapoxetineLocal Anaesthethics; lidocaine and prilocaine
DosageONE tablet 1-2 hours before sexual activityApplied 15-20 minutes before sexual activity, and wash off before sexual activity.
Side EffectsMost common; dizziness, nausea, headachesMost common: swelling / redness, tingling


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet.


Warnings & Precautions

While Priligy is safe and effective for most men, there are those who may not be suitable for treatment. Patients over 65 years old are unable to use Priligy for safety reasons.

Other conditions and Priligy

Men with certain medical conditions may not be suitable for treatment. Men with heart problems such as heart disease or heart failure should not take Priligy. Men with a history of fainting, liver problems, or a history of mental health problems such as mania or severe depression should also not take these tablets. If you have any conditions like this you should talk with your doctor about alternative options.

For an extended list, see section 2 of the patient information leaflet for further information.

Priligy and Alcohol

You should not drink alcohol when taking Priligy as it may increase its side effects as well as have a negative impact on the time taken to ejaculate. Similarly, recreational drugs can also result in more profound side effects and faster ejaculation times.

Interactions with other medicines

There are a number of medicines that Priligy should not be mixed with. This includes antidepressants, lithium, tramadol, and migraine treatments. 

Priligy is not recommended for up to 14 days after some medicines. Always provide the doctor with an accurate list of medicines during the health assessment.  For a full list of interacting medicines, see section 2 of the patient information leaflet

If you are uncertain about how your current medicines will be affected, check with your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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