Dapoxetine for Premature Ejaculation

A man in bed taking Dapoxetine to treat premature ejaculation

What You Should Know About Dapoxetine

Dapoxetine, also known by its common brand name Priligy, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) designed specifically to treat premature ejaculation.

These drugs have, in general, been proven to be an effective treatment for premature ejaculation, but most SSRIs must be taken daily to achieve the desired effect.

Dapoxetine is marketed explicitly as a treatment for premature ejaculation and is taken on an "as-needed" basis. When taken about 1–3 hours before planned sexual activity, studies have shown that dapoxetine increases the time it takes for a man to orgasm from penetration and thrusting. (However, a recent study found that most men stopped taking the drug within six months — more on that below.)

So, is dapoxetine a promising solution for men living with PE? Let’s take a closer look.

Why an SSRI for premature ejaculation?

SSRIs are most often prescribed as antidepressants. Dapoxetine was originally formulated as a new type of antidepressant, but researchers discovered an unintended result: The drug is effective in delaying orgasm.

While it’s true they’re most often used to treat depression, SSRIs have historically been prescribed by physicians to help combat PE. Many SSRIs have been found to be effective in delaying ejaculation — delayed ejaculation, also known as anorgasmia, is a common side effect of the drugs — but dapoxetine is the first drug of its kind to be manufactured purely for this purpose. So what’s the difference between dapoxetine and other SSRIs?

The biggest difference is that men take it as needed — one to three hours before sex — instead of every day, as they would an SSRI indicated for depression. It’s also eliminated from the body more quickly than other SSRIs.

What other names is dapoxetine known by?

Priligy is the brand name for Johnson & Johnson's dapoxetine product. Originally created by the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, dapoxetine was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 2003.

The drug is also known by brand names including Dumax, Duratia, Joybox, Kutub, Lejam, Longride Pentanal-30, Sustinex, Ever Long, Joytab, Westoxetin, and Primaxetin.

Is dapoxetine available in the United States?

Dapoxetine and Priligy are not approved by the FDA, meaning you cannot obtain a prescription for it in the United States.

The FDA denied Johnson & Johnson’s application to approve Priligy in October 2005. We still don’t know why specifically the FDA blocked its approval, just that it rejected the application as “not approvable.”

Worldwide, dapoxetine is approved for use and marketed in more than 50 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.

Is dapoxetine effective?

In an analysis of two double-blind, randomized, controlled trials, researchers looked at the sexual performance in a total of 2,600 men who took 30- and 60-milligram doses of dapoxetine over a period of three months.

Before being treated with dapoxetine, the group’s average intravaginal ejaculation latency time (also known as IELT, or the time it takes a man to ejaculate after penetration and thrusting) was less than 60 seconds.

After three months of treatment with dapoxetine, the difference was notable. In addition, the men who received dapoxetine in the study reported having greater control over their ejaculations than men with the placebo. They also reported improved sexual satisfaction over the three-month period.

What are the side effects of dapoxetine?

In the same trial analysis, researchers discovered several common “adverse events” or side effects, most of which were reported by fewer than 10% of the men in the trials.

A South Korean study published in 2017 found that 80 percent of men stopped using dapoxetine within six months of beginning treatment.

Most cited the high cost of the drug (it’s not covered by South Korea’s national health insurance) as their reason for discontinuing use. But 12% of the men in the study cited side effects like dizziness and nausea.

Dapoxetine vs. Promescent

Both dapoxetine and Promescent Climax Delay Spray have been clinically proven to be effective treatments for premature ejaculation. However, Promescent has several distinct advantages over dapoxetine.

Dapoxetine   Promescent
Form Pill Spray
Prescription Needed Yes No
Availability in USA No Over-the-Counter
Application Time Before Sex 1-3 hours 10-15 minutes
Acts on Brain Penis


Dapoxetine is not legal in the United States

Dapoxetine still has not gained FDA approval in the United States, after being denied in 2005 for unknown reasons.

Outside the United States, men need a prescription to obtain Dapoxetine and Priligy. Promescent, on the other hand, is available over the counter, online and in major retailers, in the United States and many countries across the globe.

Dosing with dapoxetine is challenging

Because it’s administered orally, the dosage timing of dapoxetine can be tricky. The amount of time it takes for dapoxetine to be maximally effective ranges anywhere from one to two hours and can even be affected by the amount of food in your system.

Promescent will have you ready to rumble in just 10–15 minutes. Simply apply to the desired areas, then find ways to occupy yourself until the product is fully absorbed.

Nobody likes side effects

In addition to the side effects mentioned above, Dapoxetine/Priligy comes with a chance of the same unpleasant side effects of SSRIs after long-term use, including dry mouth, insomnia, and — go figure — loss of libido.

Promescent has a comparatively lower risk of side effects. The active ingredient, lidocaine, is well tolerated by most people. If too much spray is applied to the penis, side effects could include temporary loss of sensitivity or erection, skin irritation, or burning.

Promescent delay spray travel size and standard size bottles.
Promescent - Available Over The Counter
When you choose to use Promescent you will not need a prescription to buy it. Simply checkout online and get it delivered to your door discreetly.

Live in the United States and want to last longer in bed? In a 2016 study in the International Journal of Impotence Research, 72.1% of participants reported using Promescent Climax Delay Spray positively impacted their sexual experience.


Try it today!



Dapoxetine for Premature Ejaculation

A man in bed taking Dapoxetine to treat premature ejaculation

What You Should Know About Dapoxetine

Dapoxetine, also known by its common brand name Priligy, is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) designed specifically to treat premature ejaculation.

These drugs have, in general, been proven to be an effective treatment for premature ejaculation, but most SSRIs must be taken daily to achieve the desired effect.

Dapoxetine is marketed explicitly as a treatment for premature ejaculation and is taken on an "as-needed" basis. When taken about 1–3 hours before planned sexual activity, studies have shown that dapoxetine increases the time it takes for a man to orgasm from penetration and thrusting. (However, a recent study found that most men stopped taking the drug within six months — more on that below.)

So, is dapoxetine a promising solution for men living with PE? Let’s take a closer look.

Why an SSRI for premature ejaculation?

SSRIs are most often prescribed as antidepressants. Dapoxetine was originally formulated as a new type of antidepressant, but researchers discovered an unintended result: The drug is effective in delaying orgasm.

While it’s true they’re most often used to treat depression, SSRIs have historically been prescribed by physicians to help combat PE. Many SSRIs have been found to be effective in delaying ejaculation — delayed ejaculation, also known as anorgasmia, is a common side effect of the drugs — but dapoxetine is the first drug of its kind to be manufactured purely for this purpose. So what’s the difference between dapoxetine and other SSRIs?

The biggest difference is that men take it as needed — one to three hours before sex — instead of every day, as they would an SSRI indicated for depression. It’s also eliminated from the body more quickly than other SSRIs.

What other names is dapoxetine known by?

Priligy is the brand name for Johnson & Johnson's dapoxetine product. Originally created by the Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, dapoxetine was sold to Johnson & Johnson in 2003.

The drug is also known by brand names including Dumax, Duratia, Joybox, Kutub, Lejam, Longride Pentanal-30, Sustinex, Ever Long, Joytab, Westoxetin, and Primaxetin.

Is dapoxetine available in the United States?

Dapoxetine and Priligy are not approved by the FDA, meaning you cannot obtain a prescription for it in the United States.

The FDA denied Johnson & Johnson’s application to approve Priligy in October 2005. We still don’t know why specifically the FDA blocked its approval, just that it rejected the application as “not approvable.”

Worldwide, dapoxetine is approved for use and marketed in more than 50 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Uruguay.

Is dapoxetine effective?

In an analysis of two double-blind, randomized, controlled trials, researchers looked at the sexual performance in a total of 2,600 men who took 30- and 60-milligram doses of dapoxetine over a period of three months.

Before being treated with dapoxetine, the group’s average intravaginal ejaculation latency time (also known as IELT, or the time it takes a man to ejaculate after penetration and thrusting) was less than 60 seconds.

After three months of treatment with dapoxetine, the difference was notable. In addition, the men who received dapoxetine in the study reported having greater control over their ejaculations than men with the placebo. They also reported improved sexual satisfaction over the three-month period.

What are the side effects of dapoxetine?

In the same trial analysis, researchers discovered several common “adverse events” or side effects, most of which were reported by fewer than 10% of the men in the trials.

A South Korean study published in 2017 found that 80 percent of men stopped using dapoxetine within six months of beginning treatment.

Most cited the high cost of the drug (it’s not covered by South Korea’s national health insurance) as their reason for discontinuing use. But 12% of the men in the study cited side effects like dizziness and nausea.

Dapoxetine vs. Promescent

Both dapoxetine and Promescent Climax Delay Spray have been clinically proven to be effective treatments for premature ejaculation. However, Promescent has several distinct advantages over dapoxetine.

Dapoxetine   Promescent
Form Pill Spray
Prescription Needed Yes No
Availability in USA No Over-the-Counter
Application Time Before Sex 1-3 hours 10-15 minutes
Acts on Brain Penis


Dapoxetine is not legal in the United States

Dapoxetine still has not gained FDA approval in the United States, after being denied in 2005 for unknown reasons.

Outside the United States, men need a prescription to obtain Dapoxetine and Priligy. Promescent, on the other hand, is available over the counter, online and in major retailers, in the United States and many countries across the globe.

Dosing with dapoxetine is challenging

Because it’s administered orally, the dosage timing of dapoxetine can be tricky. The amount of time it takes for dapoxetine to be maximally effective ranges anywhere from one to two hours and can even be affected by the amount of food in your system.

Promescent will have you ready to rumble in just 10–15 minutes. Simply apply to the desired areas, then find ways to occupy yourself until the product is fully absorbed.

Nobody likes side effects

In addition to the side effects mentioned above, Dapoxetine/Priligy comes with a chance of the same unpleasant side effects of SSRIs after long-term use, including dry mouth, insomnia, and — go figure — loss of libido.

Promescent has a comparatively lower risk of side effects. The active ingredient, lidocaine, is well tolerated by most people. If too much spray is applied to the penis, side effects could include temporary loss of sensitivity or erection, skin irritation, or burning.

Promescent delay spray travel size and standard size bottles.
Promescent - Available Over The Counter
When you choose to use Promescent you will not need a prescription to buy it. Simply checkout online and get it delivered to your door discreetly.

Live in the United States and want to last longer in bed? In a 2016 study in the International Journal of Impotence Research, 72.1% of participants reported using Promescent Climax Delay Spray positively impacted their sexual experience.


Try it today!



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