Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual medical condition, affecting up to one in five Irish men at some stage in their lives. Priligy tablets (Dapoxetine) are for the treatment of premature ejacultion in men aged 18 to 64 years.

Please read the important information below before ordering

Who can benefit?

Priligy is likely to be of benefit if all of the following apply to you:

  • The time to ejaculatory after penetration is less than two minutes
  • Ejaculation occurs with minimal sexual stimulation before, on, or shortly after penetration and before the patient wishes
  • Marked personal distress or interpersonal difficulty as a consequence of premature ejaculation
  • Poor control over ejaculation
  • A history of premature ejaculation in the majority of intercourse attempts over the past 6 months

Taking Priligy

There are two strengths of Priligy tablets: 30mg and 60mg.

Priligy treatment should be started with one 30mg dose, increasing to 60mg if response to treatment has been inadequate and if no significant side-effects have occurred. Our doctors issue a 6 month prescription for Priligy tablets if medically suitable. If necessary, the 60mg dose can then be prescribed on subsequent orders.   

Tablets are taken 1-3 hours before intercourse as an on-demand treatment before anticipated sexual activity.

Priligy must not be taken more frequently than once every 24 hours.

If Priligy causes dizziness or light headedness, lie down or sit with your head between your knees until feeling better. You should not take any further doses without advice from a doctor. It is important to ensure adequate hydration to reduce the risk of fainting episodes / collapse when using Priligy.

Effectiveness of Priligy

Priligy delays ejaculation and increases control.

Approximately one in three men report a significant response to Priligy. For men with an average time to ejaculation of 1 minute, the time to ejaculation usually increases to approx. 3.1 minutes with a 30mg dose, and 3.6 minutes with a 60mg dose. There is however an increase in side effect risk with the higher dose.

Ordering Priligy online

There is a short online questionnaire to complete. This is to check premature ejaculation treatment is suitable.

Priligy tablets are prescription only medicine.

Who should not take Priligy?

You should take Priligy if you have:

  • Heart problems, such as heart failure or problems with the heart rhythm
  • A history of fainting or dizzy episodes due to low blood pressure
  • A history of mania or severe depression
  • Moderate or severe liver disease

Some medicines should not be taken with Priligy. Checks for these are included in the questionnaire. For a full list of interacting medicines please refer to the manufacturer's patient information leaflet.


You should not take Priligy without speaking with your doctor if:

  • Have another sexual problem, such as erectile dysfunction
  • Drink excessive alcohol
  • Use recreational drugs such as ecstasy, LSD, narcotics or benzodiazepines
  • Have ever had a mental health problem such as depression, mania, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia
  • Have a history of bleeding or blood clotting problems
  • Have kidney problems
  • Have, or are at risk of, glaucoma (eye disease)

Side effects of Priligy

Priligy (dapoxetine) has proven to be much better tolerated by the body than most sexual drug treatments. One in ten men may experience dizziness, nausea and headaches. Less commonly reported side effects include irritability, anxiousness and insomnia. Fainting episodes can occur at any time during treatment with Priligy, with or without warning signs (nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, palpitations, confusion and sweating). Adequate hydration should be ensured to reduce the risk of collapse. As with any medication, you should always consult the manufacturer's patient information leaflet for a full list of side-effects

Alternative treatment for PE

Priligy is the only medicine licensed in Ireland for the treatment of premature ejaculation.

Some doctors may prescribe local anaesthetic creams, which are applied to the penis prior to intercourse and can help reduce stimulation and may delay ejaculation.

PE is associated with stress and anxiety and can lead to relationship difficulties. Psychological treatments or counselling may be the best option for some men.

Further information

HSE Premature Ejaculation info

Take Control website

Patient Information Leaflet Priligy

Start Premature Ejaculation Consultation

Dr Terry Deeny

Consult with our doctor online

How to use this service?

Fill out a questionnaire

A member of our medical team will then review your answers and if suitable send you a prescription by post.

Take your prescription to any Irish pharmacy to pay for the medication.

Your prescribing doctor's name and IMC registration number will be included on all prescriptions. 


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