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    Dapoxetine

    Information about Dapoxetine

    Dapoxetine uses

    Dapoxetine is used in the treatment of premature ejaculation
    It should be used in men of 18 to 64 years of age.

    How dapoxetine works

    Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It works by increasing the level of serotonin in nerve thereby increasing the time it takes to ejaculate and can improve the control over ejaculation.

    Common side effects of dapoxetine

    Nausea, Headache, Dizziness

    Available Medicine for Dapoxetine

    • ₹200 to ₹220
      Hetero Drugs Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹143
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹124
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹240 to ₹360
      Delvin Formulations Pvt Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹294 to ₹299
      Indoco Remedies Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹59 to ₹105
      Akumentis Healthcare Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹117
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹85
      Vilco Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹300
      Aaura Care Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Dapoxetine

    • It can be taken with or without food.
    • It should be taken just when you need it and one to three hour before sexual intercourse. Do not take this medicine more than once every 24 hours or every day.
    • Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough.
    • It causes dizziness or lightheadedness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
    • Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine. It may increase your risk of injury from fainting or from other side effects.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any heart problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, slow or irregular heart rate).
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

    Frequently asked questions for Dapoxetine

    Dapoxetine

    Q. Does Dapoxetine cure premature ejaculation?
    Dapoxetine is used to treat premature ejaculation in adult men aged 18 to 64 years. Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with little sexual stimulation and before the man wants. This can cause problems for the man and may cause problems in sexual relationships.
    Q. What does Dapoxetine do?
    Dapoxetine increases the time it takes to ejaculate and can improve the control over the ejaculation. This may reduce the frustration or worry about fast ejaculation. Dapoxetine is used to treat premature ejaculation in adult men aged 18 to 64 years.
    Q. Is Dapoxetine a prescription drug?
    Yes, Dapoxetine is a prescription drug, it is not an over the counter product.
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    Q. Is Dapoxetine safe?
    Dapoxetine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
    Q. Is Dapoxetine effective?
    Dapoxetine is effective if used for the right indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by the physician/ doctor.
    Q. Is Dapoxetine over the counter?
    Dapoxetine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.
    Q. Does Dapoxetine cause erectile dysfunction?
    Dapoxetine can commonly cause erectile dysfunction, that is, difficulty in getting or keeping an erection. Please consult your doctor if you experience erectile dysfunction while taking Dapoxetine.
    Q. Can I take Dapoxetine with tadalafil?
    Dapoxetine, when taken along with tadalafil, may lower your blood pressure, possibly upon standing. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
    Q. Can I take Dapoxetine with sildenafil?
    Dapoxetine, when taken along with sildenafil, may lower your blood pressure, possibly upon standing. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)