Priligy for Premature Ejaculation

Priligy is the only SSRI approved drug for the treatment of Premature Ejaculation in Singapore, and requires a prescription from a licensed doctor.

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If you find that other behavioural techniques for premature ejaculation (PE) fails, do not be discouraged—there is an effective medication that can be prescribed for PE. Some drug types known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) such as Priligy, are antidepressants prescribed for the treatment of PE. Currently, Priligy is the only SSRI approved for the treatment of PE in Singapore, and requires a prescription from a licensed doctor.

How it works

Priligy contains the active ingredient Dapoxetine, an SSRI developed with the intention to treat PE. SSRIs work by changing the way your brain functions during sex. To be specific, SSRIs increase the activity of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that passes messages between nerve cells. As you can guess from their class name, SSRIs stop the reuptake of serotonin, retaining more serotonin in your brain at a time, which can help to prolong or delay ejaculation, in order to prevent PE and relieve some of the stress you face over sexual performance and may boost your satisfaction during sex.

How To Take It

Priligy is an oral tablet (3 tablets per box) taken 1-3 hours before sex, when needed, with a full glass of water, and can be used in men with acquired or lifelong PE. The recommended dose of Priligy is one tablet (30mg), taken with or without food, and it should not be taken more than once a day. You will need to consult a doctor to make sure that Priligy is appropriate for you, as they can advise you on your recommended dosage too. As Priligy is taken as and when needed, there is no issue if you forget to take it.

Side Effects of Priligy

ome common side effects of Priligy include:

  • Dizziness or light-headedness (make sure to be well hydrated when taking the medication, do not drive or operate machinery if you experience feeling faint)
  • Headache
  • Nausea

Alcohol should be avoided when taking Priligy as it may heighten the risk of fainting.

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction to Priligy, stop the medication and tell your doctor immediately. These symptoms include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swelling of the face, tongue or lips
  • Rash, itching or hives

Priligy may interact with other medications so it is important to consult a healthcare professional before taking this if you are on any other medication, supplements, herbal remedies or traditional medications. This includes medication for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), anti-fungal, mood conditions, and St John’s Wort.

At Noah, Priligy is the medication that our doctors prescribe for men diagnosed with PE. It is a safe and effective pharmaceutical option for the treatment of PE, following proper evaluation of your medical and sexual history. Take the first step to peace of mind, put an end to those embarrassing moments, and get your medical evaluation with us now!


Dapoxetine (2019, Sep, 30). SingHealth. (Link)

Consumer medicine information: Priligy (2020, Aug, 1). NPS MedicineWise. (Link)

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April 21, 2021

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