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Priligy 30mg Tablets

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Priligy (Dapoxetine) Tablets for PE

Priligy tablets can reduce the worry associated with fast ejaculation and help to improve self-confidence and sexual relationships. Priligy can increase the time to ejaculation by up to 300% in some men. Buy Priligy today from The Independent Pharmacy for fast, effective treatment of Premature Ejaculation.

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What is Priligy and what is it used for?

Priligy Tablets are available to buy from The Independent Pharmacy, following a free consultation, to help prevent premature ejaculation.

Priligy Tablets contain the active ingredient Dapoxetine. It is mainly used to treat the condition premature ejaculation. Priligy is manufactured by A. Menarini and are classified as a prescription-only-medicine (POM). Priligy comes in two strengths; 30mg and 60mg tablets. Each pack contains three tablets along with a comprehensive patient information leaflet.

Priligy Tablets are taken a couple of hours prior to sexual activity, providing an increase in the intra-vaginal ejaculatory latency in men. There is no set time for what classes as a premature ejaculation. However, the general consensus regards anything that lasts under two minutes to be premature. Priligy was originally developed for the treatment of depression. It has since been re-marketed as a treatment for premature ejaculation, after proving to have a significant impact on the male ejaculation time. Clinical trials have shown that by using Priligy the duration of your sexual performance can increase by 200 to 300%. These drug trials also reported an increases ability to exert more control over an ejaculation, as well a greater sense of overall satisfaction.

To be able to ejaculate, a reflex must be transmitted from your brain to the sympathetic nervous system. To achieve this the body uses serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter responsible for passing messages between the nerve cells. Serotonin has numerous functions in the body, one of which is sending the necessary nerve messages that will result in an ejaculation.

The active ingredient in Priligy, Dapoxetine, belongs to a group of medicines known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). These work by increasing the activity of serotonin in the body’s nervous system, selectively inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by the neural cells. This action stops the ejaculation expulsion reflex from reaching the brain too quickly, increasing the time it takes to ejaculate and improving control over the ejaculation.

Priligy Tablets can be prescribed online after an online assessment by a doctor to ensure they are appropriate to use. Priligy is usually prescribed for men between the ages of 18 and 64.

Please read the Patient Information Leaflet for side effects and additional information.

Pharmacist Tip: Priligy should be taken 1 – 3 hours before sex and has been shown to over double time to ejaculation and increase control over ejaculation in some men during clinical trials. 

Non-medicinal alternatives for premature ejaculation are:

  • Behavioural techniques - This is usually taught by sexual therapists. 
  • Psychological techniques - Counselling can often help men to gain control.
  • Reduce penis sensitivity - Use a thicker or numbing condom, such as Durex Extended Pleasure or Pasante Delay condoms.
*Prescription medicines are supplied subject to a medical consultation at the discretion of a doctor.

Priligy directions

  • You should take one tablet 1 – 3 hours before sex, it is most effective if taken within this window.
  • Swallow the Priligy tablet whole with a full glass of water.
  • You should never take more than one tablet of Priligy in a 24-hour period.
  • Priligy can be taken with or without food.
  • You should avoid alcohol with Priligy as it may enhance the effects of alcohol such as sleepiness, dizziness and slow reactions.
  • You should start with Priligy 30mg tablets.

Priligy side effects

If you do experience side effects from Priligy they may include headache and dizziness. Priligy has a small risk of nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash as with all medicines. Please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of side effects.

If you experience any adverse effects from taking your prescribed medicine it is important to let us know immediately. Please log in to your online account and message one of our healthcare professionals or alternatively call us on 0333 2200 519. In a medical emergency you should contact the emergency services or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency.

Very common side effects (may affect more than 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling dizzy
  • Headache
  • Feeling sick.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 men):

  • Feeling irritable, anxious, agitated or restless
  • Feeling numb or having ‘pins and needles’
  • Difficulty getting or keeping an erection
  • Sweating more than normal or flushing
  • Diarrhoea, constipation or having wind
  • Stomach pain, bloating or being sick
  • Problems sleeping or strange dreams
  • Feeling tired or sleepy, yawning
  • Blocked nose (nasal congestion)
  • A rise in blood pressure
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Shaking or trembling
  • Lower interest in sex
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Indigestion
  • Dry mouth.

Priligy ingredients

Each Priligy Tablets contains dapoxetine as the active ingredient.

The other ingredients are:

  • Tablet core: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.
  • Tablet coating: lactose monohydrate, hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), triacetin, Iron Oxide Black (E172), Iron Oxide Yellow (E172).

Priligy warnings

Priligy interacts with a small number of other medicines. These will be checked during your online consultation with our GP. If you are unsure or wish to check your medicines for interactions with Priligy, check the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

Priligy may be taken with medicines for erectile dysfunction such as Viagra, Cialis or Levitra, however it is important to stay well hydrated if you use this combination. This will help to reduce the slightly increased risk of dizziness or fainting. 

Priligy does not always work for everyone the first time they use it. If this is the case you should not give up, guidance states that you should try Priligy at least 6 times before trying an alternative dose or treatment.

Stop taking Priligy and see your doctor straight away if:

  • You have fits (seizures)
  • You faint or feel light headed when you stand up
  • You notice any changes in your mood
  • You have any thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.

If you notice any of the above, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor straight away.

Fainting and low blood pressure

This medicine can make you faint or make your blood pressure drop when you stand up. To help lower the chance of this happening:

  • Take this medicine with at least one full glass of water.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are dehydrated (you do not have enough water in your body). This can happen if:
    • You have not had anything to drink in the past 4 to 6 hours
    • You have been sweating for a long time
    • You have an illness where you have a high temperature, diarrhoea or being sick.
  • If you feel like you might faint (such as feeling sick, feeling dizzy, light headed, confused, sweaty or an abnormal heart beat), or feel light headed when you stand up, immediately lie down so your head is lower than the rest of your body or sit down with your head between your knees until you feel better. This will stop you from falling and hurting yourself if you do faint.
  • Do not stand up quickly after you have been sitting or lying down for a long time.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines if you feel faint when taking this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you faint when taking this medicine.

Delivery & Shipping Information

Please note that due to the current situation with COVID-19, Royal Mail are experiencing some delays. This may mean that your order takes longer to arrive than you would normally expect. We are working hard to ensure that, where possible, all orders placed before 15:00 are still dispatched the same working day.


UK Orders

We offer FREE standard tracked delivery on orders over £40.

The following delivery options are available:

  • Standard Tracked Delivery - 2 - 3 day delivery - £2.95
  • Express Tracked Delivery - 1 - 2 day delivery - £4.45
  • DPD Next Day - 1 - 2 working days - £6.95
  • Special Delivery (Guaranteed before 21:00) - £8.95
  • Saturday Guaranteed before 21:00 - £10.45

Important Delivery Information

All our orders are sent out using Royal Mail (unless stated). We always aim to dispatch all Royal Mail & DPD orders received before 15:00 the same working day. Any orders received after 15:00 or over the weekend will be dispatched the next working day. Orders will not be dispatched on weekends or bank holidays.

All orders are subject to approval by our team of doctors and pharmacists. Your delivery date in the checkout is subject to your consultation being approved by our healthcare team.

All orders can be fully tracked from your dispatch email, in your online account and from any notifications from your courier.

We ensure all parcels are in plain packaging for discreet delivery of your medicines and pharmacy goods. Where possible, we will attempt to size all parcels to fit through your letterbox in tamper-proof packaging. By placing an order on our website, you confirm that it is safe and appropriate for a package containing medicines to be posted through your letterbox, if the carrier is able to do so. You should notify our customer support team if it is not safe for the package to be posted through the letterbox, for example due to animals or small children.

Deliveries containing pharmacy-only or prescription medicines may require a signature on receipt. 

Delivery is free for all NHS prescriptions.


Royal Mail


  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • Four-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with Royal Mail
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local Post Office or Royal Mail Customer Service Point.

Royal Mail are the most widely recognised mail delivery company in the UK. Being on the UK’s 29 million doorsteps six days a week means they offer unparalleled price and convenience. The Independent Pharmacy uses Royal Mail’s Tracked 48, Tracked 24, and Special Delivery Guaranteed parcel services to offer reliable, fully-tracked delivery at very competitive prices. Your Royal Mail parcel will arrive with your normal daily delivery of post.

Please note: Royal Mail do not deliver on Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

If you are not home to accept your delivery, a card should be left by the Royal Mail representative. This card will provide details of where you can collect the order or how to arrange re-delivery.

Should you be unable to collect your missed delivery or arrange for your medication to be redelivered by Royal Mail, the pharmacy can resend your medication to the same, or a different address provided it has been returned to us and this happens within a 30 day window.

Once a package has been shipped with Royal Mail we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.




  • Fully tracked delivery
  • SMS & email notifications
  • One-hour delivery window
  • Change delivery date directly with DPD
  • Update delivery location - add a Safeplace, preferred neighbour, or update your delivery location to a local collection point.

DPD Local is the most innovative parcel carrier around. Thanks to their industry-leading Predict service, they provide parcel recipients with a one hour delivery window, notified by email, so you don't have to wait in all day. What's more, it enables receivers to watch the progress of their delivery on a real-time map, all the way down to a final 15 minute time-slot. 

As well as keeping customers informed at every stage of the journey, DPD believe in maximising choice and convenience. That's why DPD provide access to a suite of options both on the day of delivery and the night before, allowing customers to take delivery of their goods in a way that suits. If you wish to reschedule, you can:

  • Select an alternative delivery date
  • Opt for delivery to a nominated neighbour
  • Have the parcel left in a specified safe place
  • Collect the parcel from your local DPD Pickup Shop
  • Upgrade delivery to By 12

Please note: DPD do not deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays - this should be taken into account when ordering. 

Once a package has been shipped with DPD we advise that you are bound to the terms and conditions of their use together with the terms and conditions contained herein.

You have the right to cancel your order up to the point when your treatment is dispatched. The pharmacist must destroy any medication within 30 days of it being returned, even un-opened boxes, so we are not able to offer refunds once your treatment has been dispatched.


Forwarding houses

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.


BFPO Postcodes

Unfortunately we are unable to deliver medicines to BFPO postcodes.


Remote Areas

Please be aware that Royal Mail Guaranteed services are not available to all customers in the UK, especially those that live in remote postcodes. Royal Mail advise customers of the following:

We deliver by 17:30 the next working day in the following postcode areas:
AB30 - 39, 41 - 45, 51 - 56
GY9 Alderney (Channel Islands)
HS1, 3 - 9
IV21 - 28, 40 - 49, 51 - 56
KA27, 28
KW1 - 3, 5 - 15
KW16 Stromness Town only
PA20 (0&9)
PA28 - 38, 41 - 49, 76, 77
PH15, 17 - 26, 31 - 40, 49, 50


We deliver within two working days by 17:30 to the following postcodes areas:
GY1 Herm (Channel Islands)
GY9 Sark (Channel Islands)
PA60 - 75, 78
ZE2, 3


We deliver within three working days by 17:30 to the following postcode areas:
KW16 - non-Town
PH30, 41 - 44


Please note: This applies to our 'Special Delivery' and 'Saturday Guaranteed' services.


International Orders

We are currently unable to ship orders outside of the UK.

We are unable to ship orders to mailing or forwarding houses for onwards shipping to locations outside of the UK.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Priligy?

    Priligy is the only licensed tablet in the UK to treat premature ejaculation. This is where men ejaculate before penetration or in less than two minutes after starting sex.

    It contains the active ingredient dapoxetine and is available in 30mg and 60mg strengths. Men from the ages of 18 to 64 years old can use it.

  • How does Priligy work?

    Dapoxetine is the active ingredient in Priligy and it belongs to the family of medicines called SSRI’s (This stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). It increases the serotonin in the nervous system and this in turn improves the time it takes to ejaculate. It is not known exactly how the increased serotonin delays ejaculation.

  • How do I take Priligy?

    If you have not had this medication before, you should start with the 30mg Priligy tablet.

    Swallow one tablet whole with a full glass of water, 1 to 3 hours before sexual activity. (Drinking water after taking the tablet will reduce the likeliness of fainting or a fall in blood pressure.) Crushing or breaking the tablet will leave a bitter taste in the mouth.

    If the 30mg tablet is well tolerated but its effects are insufficient, you can increase the strength to the 60mg tablet. The results are better with the 60mg tablet however there is a higher chance of side effects at this dose.

    Do not take more than 1 Priligy tablet of any strength in a 24-hour period.

  • Is it safe to use Priligy continuously?

    Priligy should only be taken before sexual activity. It should not be taken on a continual daily basis without sexual activity. No more than one Priligy tablet of either strength should be taken in 24 hours.

  • How do I know that Priligy is right for me?

    If you suffer from an inability to maintain sexual intercourse for longer than two minutes or have a lack of control over when you ejaculate, then you may be suffering from premature ejaculation. This can have a negative impact on you and interpersonal relationships.

    Priligy is the only UK licenced tablet to treat premature ejaculation. It is successful in 80% of men and can increase the time it takes to ejaculate from one minute to three to four minutes in some men. The Priligy 60mg tablet is more likely to prolong time to ejaculation significantly however there is also a greater chance of side effects.

  • How long will it take for Priligy to work?

    The maximum effect of Priligy will be seen one to two hours after taking the tablet. After 24 hours, 95% of the medication will have been eliminated from the body.

  • Can I take Priligy with other medication?

    Priligy can interact with a number of medicines. If you are using the below medication it is not recommended that you take Priligy.

    If you do decide to take Priligy then the below medication needs to be stopped for 14 days before Priligy can be taken and should only be started 7 days after taking Priligy:

    • Older style antidepressants called Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs)
    • Thioridazine used for schizophrenia
    • Medicines for depression
    • Lithium − for bipolar disorder
    • Linezolid − an antibiotic used to treat infections
    • Tryptophan − to help you sleep
    • St John’s Wort − a herbal medicine
    • Tramadol − used to treat serious pain
    • Any medicines used to treat migraines.
    • Ketoconazole and itraconazole - antifungals
    • Ritonavir, saquinavir, nelfinavir and atazanavir – used to treat HIV
    • Telithromycin - an antibiotic
    • Nefazodone − an antidepressant.

    You should always discuss changing or stopping medication with your doctor. You should not make changes to, or stop, any regular medication yourself.

  • Who cannot take Priligy?

    Priligy is not recommended for men with the following:

    • Liver or severe kidney problems
    • Low blood pressure and/or have a history of fainting
    • Severe depression
    • Heart problems
    • A history of mania

    Priligy should not be taken if you are taking any of the medicines detailed above. 

  • How long will Priligy last for?

    Priligy is absorbed and starts to work quickly reaching a maximum concentration in the body after one to two hours of being taken.

    It is eliminated very quickly and after 24 hours, 95% of the drug will have been removed from the body.

  • How effective is Priligy?

    Around 80% of men taking Priligy see an improvement in the time it takes them to reach ejaculation. The results are slightly higher with the 60mg strength but there is also a higher chance of side effects with this dose.

  • Where can I buy Priligy?

    Priligy is a prescription-strength medicine meaning it can only be obtained or purchased from a pharmacy or doctor that has the appropriate registration in the UK. Priligy can be prescribed for you by your own GP or it can be purchased from a regulated online pharmacy like The Independent Pharmacy. You should never buy medicines from abroad, unregulated sources or sites like Ebay.

  • Can I take Priligy and drink alcohol?

    If Priligy is taken after drinking alcohol, it can increase feelings of dizziness, drowsiness and slow reactions.

    Priligy can temporally lower your blood pressure or cause you to faint. For these reasons it is not recommended to take Priligy and drink alcohol together.

  • Is Priligy available as the generic or unbranded version?

    Menarini is the only manufacturer who has the license to produce Priligy tablets (dapoxetine 30mg & 60mg).

    Until the exclusive license expires it is only available as branded Priligy and there is no unbranded or generic version available.

  • Can you take Priligy and Viagra together?

    Priligy can be taken with erectile dysfunction medication like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra. However you should be in a position where you can lie or sit down if you feel faint or light headed the first few times you take them together (fainting or light-headedness tends to occur more frequently when standing up). 

    Both medicines have the ability to lower your blood pressure and if you get a light-headed feeling it is best to leave 24 hours between taking Priligy with Viagra, SIldenafil or Levitra. You should leave 48 hours between taking Priligy and Cialis.

  • How can I check the Priligy I have is genuine?

    All our Priligy and other medication is sourced from the main pharmaceutical wholesaler responsible for supplying half the pharmacies in the UK.

    We only supply genuine UK-branded medication. You can check that it is genuine using the manufacturers online facility or by calling them to confirm the batch number, expiry date and country of purchase.

  • What other Premature Ejaculation medications are there?

    Priligy is the only licensed tablet to treat premature ejaculation in men but a topical treatment called Emla cream is also available.

    Emla is a cream containing two different local anaesthetics that is applied to the penis 15 to 20 minutes before sexual activity.

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Andy Boysan


Published on: 09-01-2017

Last modified on: 09-01-2021

Andy is a co-founder, the superintendent pharmacist and director at The Independent Pharmacy.

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Scott McDougall


Reviewed on: 09-01-2021

Next review date: 09-01-2023

Scott is one of the two founders of The Independent Pharmacy. He is a registered pharmacist and the registered manager of our service with the CQC.

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