The Effect of Dapoxetine

Dapoxetine is a medication used for treating problems with the sexual function in men. It helps to cope with premature ejaculation, can be used simultaneously with other similar drugs. You must read the instructions before using since there are contraindications.

Composition and Forms of Release

The drug is in the form of coated tablets of blue-green color and can be sold in the dosages of 30, 60 and 90 mg.  This marking corresponds to the content of the main active substance – Dapoxetine hydrochloride. The effectiveness of this drug depends on the conditions of the patient, his age, and other factors. It is important to observe the regularity of therapy and conduct medical activities under the supervision of the therapist.

Indications for Use

Dapoxetine is used by men with sexual problems. This drug helps to cope with premature ejaculation. Despite the fact that every man can make this diagnosis in the presence of the corresponding symptoms, specialists insist on visiting urologists. Only with a full examination of the male body can give a result for reasons of premature ejaculation – perhaps it’s a matter of psychological disorders.

Dapoxetine – Instructions for Use

There are no special instructions on the use of this medicine – it is enough to follow the recommendations below:

  • tablets are taken orally with some water;
  • Dapoxetine can be taken before, after or while eating, the effectiveness of the drug doesn’t depend on the food.
  • It is not recommended to take more than one pill per day.

Dapoxetine is not intended for permanent use, so you need to get recommendations about the duration of the course of therapy from your physician. As a rule, the patient should take one pill for ten days and then make a short break. In general, the advisability of continuing treatment with Dapoxetine should be consulted with a specialist – in some cases, dosage increase may be required.


It is strictly forbidden to take the drug under consideration to men who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular diseases and liver pathologies. People with allergies should also take this remedy with much caution. Dapoxetine isn’t recommended in the following cases:

  • problems in the functioning of the central nervous system;
  • epilepsy;
  • low blood pressure, accompanied by regular dizziness;
  • blood coagulability.

It is strictly forbidden to take this medication without preliminary examination in specialized clinics – the diagnosis of premature ejaculation should be made by professionals.

Pharmacological Action of the Drug

The main effect of the drug is the blocking of the reuptake of serotonin. The impulses that pass into the brain, and “indicate” the need for ejaculation work at the expense of serotonin, the substance blocked by Dapoxetine.

Note: the presented drug has a selective effect and has no effect on other neurotransmitters except serotonin.

Special Instructions for Use and Warnings

Dapoxetine has a direct effect on the work of the heart and blood vessels – the load is significantly increased. Therefore, men with the slightest signs of dysfunction of the cardiovascular system (for example, irregular arrhythmia or short-term dyspnea) should not decide on the use of tablets on their own, without doctor’s advice.

If there is no expected effect, then it is not necessary to increase the dosage and to violate the recommendations of the attending physician – it may be necessary to change the drug.

Dapoxetine is not a barrier contraceptive and does not protect against infection with sexually transmitted diseases. In case of pain in the chest immediately during intercourse, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

Side Effects

According to statistics, the drug is well tolerated by men if taken at the doctor’s prescription and by the recommended dosages.

But in some cases, the following side effects may occur:

  • nausea and vomiting;
  • headache ;
  • diarrhea.

Some men complain of chest pain during intercourse. If any of the above symptoms appear, you should contact your doctor.

Dapoxetine and other Drugs: Compatibility

It is strictly forbidden to use the medicinal product in question with the following means:

  • Thioridazine;
  • Lithium;
  • Tryptophan;
  • Tramadol;
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors;
  • John’s Wort.

Any strong painkillers and antidepressants cannot be taken concomitantly with Dapoxetine, sedatives, as well as many herbal medicines, are forbidden. Such drugs can be taken one week after the abolition of Dapoxetine. It is also not recommended to combine Dapoxetine with Ketoconazole, Ritonavir, Nelfinavir, Telithromycin, Itraconazole.