Dapoxetine, its generic name being dapoxetine hydrochloride, is also known as Priligy. It is a medication which is used in treating premature ejaculation. Actually, it was first used as an antidepressant, but then researchers discovered its successful use in treating the above mentioned phenomenon as well. Since then, it has been the number one medication of that kind on the market and, in fact, the first that has been approved in treating the condition.
Actually, almost half of the overall population of men suffers from premature ejaculation. This is not so much the problem from them themselves; it is more of a problem for their partners who cannot get satisfaction in such a short period of time. However, Dapoxetine has shown significant effectiveness in treating the problem.
Dapoxetine helps your body postpone orgasm and ejaculation. Sometimes, however, it can be compared to the regularly used antidepressants, but you should not take it as such, for it works much faster than the actual drugs used to treat depression. Your body can absorb Dapoxetine in only few hours, whereas it takes up to several days for regular antidepressants to be absorbed.
So how does it actually work? It actually belongs to a class of the so-called Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI). These, as you can suppose, inhibit the reuptake of serotonin in your neural cells. What happens when your body experiences premature ejaculation is that the level of serotonin in your central nervous system is low and this results in premature ejaculation. Dapoxetine increases the level of serotonin thus delaying ejaculation.
As for the dosage, it comes in 30mg dose, 60mg dose and 100mg dose, and the usually prescribed one is 30mg. However, your doctor will decide which is the best for you. It does not have to be taken continually. You use it when needed. It is also not affected by food, so you can take it with or without it.
When it comes to side-effects, Dapoxetine does not cause any severe ones. There are some common side-effects and they include headache, nausea, dizziness and diarrhea. Some less common which appear in less than 1% of patients include high blood pressure, loss of libido, confusion and visual disturbances. There are also two very rare side-effects and these were reported in less than 0.1% of patients. They are fecal urgency and falling asleep immediately.
All in all, Dapoxetine is the best and the only approved drug of its kind. It is highly effective and has only few side-effects which are not severe and do not require urgent medical help. Although it had been used as an antidepressant, do not use it in treating depression, for its primary use is preventing premature ejaculation. If you need Dapoxetine, do not decide on the dosage on your own. Consult your doctor first and he will then help you determine the right dose for you. Since it is a completely safe dug Dapoxetine makes the best choice for your problem and it will enable your partner fully enjoy moments with you.