Information about Dapoxetine

Dapoxetine Uses

Dapoxetine is used in the treatment of premature ejaculation. It should only be used in men aged between 18 and 64 years.

How Dapoxetine works

Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) which increases the level of serotonin in the nervous system to increase the time taken to ejaculate and improve control over ejaculation.

Common side effects of Dapoxetine

Nausea, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Restlessness, Anxiety, Decreased libido, Dryness in mouth, Sleepiness, Agitation
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Expert advice for Dapoxetine

  • Dapoxetine should only be taken 1 to 3 hours before sexual activity is anticipated.
  • Do not take this medicine more than once 24 hours or every day. 
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Dapoxetine affects you.
  • Dapoxetine may cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure. Rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It should be used with caution in patients with history of seizures, depression and other psychiatric disorders.
  • Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Frequently asked questions for Dapoxetine


Q. What does Dapoxetine do?

Dapoxetine increases the time taken to ejaculate and improves the control over ejaculation. This may reduce any frustration or worry about quick ejaculation. Dapoxetine is used to treat premature ejaculation in adult men aged between 18 and 64 years.

Q. Does Dapoxetine cure premature ejaculation?

Yes, Dapoxetine is used to treat premature ejaculation in adult men aged between 18 and 64 years. Premature ejaculation is when a man ejaculates with minimal sexual stimulation and before he wants. This can cause problems for the man and may cause problems in sexual relationships.

Q. Is Dapoxetine a prescription medicine?

Yes, Dapoxetine is a prescription medicine. It is not an over the counter product.

Q. Is Dapoxetine safe?

Yes, Dapoxetine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration 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. 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 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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