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Dapoxetine

Information

Uses

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

How it works

Dapoxetine 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

Nausea, Headache, Dizziness

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Expert advice

  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Dapoxetine, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • The risk of dependence is minimal with the Dapoxetine.
  • The most common side effect seen with Dapoxetine is nausea, vomiting followed by diarrhea. On long-term use, the patient might develop sexual side effects, but they are reversible.
  • Do not discontinue or increase/decrease the dose without consulting the doctor.
  • You may have to take Dapoxetine at least for 2 to 3 weeks or longer before you begin to feel better.
  • Notify your doctor if you feel unusually agitated, irritable, or have thoughts about hurting or killing yourself.
     
  • Dapoxetine should be taken preferably during the day to keep the mood alleviated during the day.
  • During the treatment initially signs of anxiety may be seen in some patients.
     

Frequently asked questions

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.

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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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Is dapoxetine available in india?
Dapoxetine is available in India. However, it is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

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Is dapoxetine safe?
Dapoxetine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Is dapoxetine US FDA (food and drug administration) approved?
Dapoxetine is not US FDA approved as of now.

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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.

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Is dapoxetine over the counter?
Dapoxetine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by a doctor.

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Is dapoxetine available in USA (United States of America)?
Dapoxetine is not available in USA (United States of America) as it is not approved by US FDA (food and drug administration).

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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.

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What does dapoxetine contain?
Dapoxetine contains an active substance called dapoxetine as a hydrochloride salt. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors’ (SSRIs).

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How long does dapoxetine take to work?
Dapoxetine starts working approximately one to two hours after tablet intake. Take dapoxetine one to three hours before sexual activity is anticipated. Do not take this medicine more than once every twenty-four hours or every day.

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How long does dapoxetine stay in your system?
Dapoxetine stays in your body for about twenty-four hours.

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How much does dapoxetine cost?
The cost of dapoxetine will differ according to the brand used. Please refer the pack of the medicine to know the cost.

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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.

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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.

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Can I take dapoxetine with alcohol?
It is advisable to avoid alcohol when taking dapoxetine. The effects of alcohol such as feeling dizzy, sleepy and having slow reactions, may be increased if taken with dapoxetine leading to an increased risk of injury from fainting or from other side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 07 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)