Dapoxetine is a medication used to treat premature ejaculation in adult men. This condition is characterized by ejaculating with minimal sexual stimulation, often before or shortly after penetration, causing distress and interpersonal issues. Dapoxetine is classified as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and helps to delay ejaculation, allowing for a more satisfying sexual experience.
How does it work?
Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) used to treat premature ejaculation in men. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain, which helps in increasing ejaculation time by 5-7 minutes. It also helps with achieving better control over ejaculation. Thus, it enhances the overall experience.
Dapoxetine Tablet Uses
Premature ejaculation: A condition where a man orgasms (ejaculates) quicker and with less sexual stimulation than anticipated. This makes sexual activity less enjoyable and dissatisfying.
Dapoxetine tablets are intended to be taken an hour to three hours before planned sexual activity. According to your requirements or medical history, a lesser dose could also be recommended. You can take this medication with or without food. It comes in 3 different doses – 30 mg, 60 mg, and 90 mg. Consult your doctor for the appropriate dosage.
You are less likely to miss a dose as it is taken as and when needed. Unless it’s the time for your next dose, in that case, skip it. Double doses within 24 hours are not recommended. This could lead to some side effects.
If someone has overdosed and is facing severe side effects like chest pain or has trouble breathing, seek medical help immediately.
Dapoxetine Side effects
Dapoxetine is generally tolerable, however, there’s a possibility of experiencing certain side effects. Common side effects include:
- decreased libido
- blurred vision
- high blood pressure
- dry mouth
Stick to the recommended dose on the package or as advised by your doctor. Call your doctor if you experience unusual side effects while taking this medication.
Dapoxetine tablets are available in three doses:
- Dapoxetine 30 mg: This is an initial recommended dose while starting the course. If your requirements are less and the dosage works well for you then it is best to stick to the smaller dose of 30 mg.
- Dapoxetine 60 mg: When Dapoxetine 30 mg isn’t strong enough to tailor to your needs or doesn’t give you the desired response, a stronger dose is prescribed by your doctor. Dapoxetine 60 mg works well for slightly stronger needs.
- Dapoxetine 90 mg: This is the strongest dose, and is used when both the previous doses have failed to produce the desired outcome. This is usually the last resort and is most likely to work. However, if it doesn’t, consult with your doctor for other alternative options.
Here are a few things to keep in mind before taking this drug. It is also advisable to consult your doctor before.
- Individuals allergic to Dapoxetine or any key ingredients should consult their doctor first.
- Individuals taking nitrates or those with heart, and liver conditions should refrain from using this medication.
- Complete medical history (prescription or non-prescription drugs, vitamins, supplements, herbal teas, etc) should be revealed to your doctor to avoid any potential side effects or medical interactions.
- Smoking can alter the effects of the drug, so avoid smoking before taking this medication.
- Do not drink grapefruit juice or alcohol while taking this medication.
- This drug is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- People under the age of 18 should not use Dapoxetine.
Medical interactions can alter how a drug works or increase the risk of side effects. It is important to understand which medications your drug can interact with to minimize the risks. Talk to your doctor about your medical history. Here’s a list of drugs that interact with Dapoxetine tablet.
- Chest pain medications (amyl nitrite and nitroglycerin)
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)
- A medicine used to treat psychosis (thioridazine), antibiotic (linezolid), pain killer (tamadol), a medicine that regulates sleep (tryptophan)
- Antifungal agents (ketoconazole and itraconazole),
- Anti-HIV (ritonavir, saquinavir, and atazanavir, etc.),
- Antibiotics (telithromycin), medicines used to treat high blood pressure, and alpha-blockers that are used to treat high blood pressure or prostate problems in men (alfuzosin, doxazosin, and tamsulosin, etc.)
- Anti-depressant (nefazodone)
- Blood thinners (warfarin)
- Impotent agents (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil)
- Calcium channel blocker (diltiazem, verapamil)
- Anti-emetics (aprepitant)
- BPH agents
- Anti-migraine medicines.
- Store at room temperature away from light and moisture, preferably with low humidity or direct light.
- Do not store it in the bathroom.
- Keep all medications away from children and pets.
- Dispose of the discarded pills and empty packaging in a suitable manner. Do not flush them.
- What is Dapoxetine?
Dapoxetine is a medication specifically designed to treat premature ejaculation in men. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that helps delay ejaculation and improve control over ejaculation.
- How should Dapoxetine tablets be taken for the best results?
Typically, Dapoxetine is taken 1-3 hours before anticipated sexual activity. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommended dosage and timing instructions.
- Are there any potential side effects associated with Dapoxetine?
Common side effects of Dapoxetine may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and diarrhea. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, consult your healthcare provider.
- How long do the effects last?
Dapoxetine is effective for up to 4 hours but it can sometimes retain its effects for up to 12 hours.
- Does Dapoxetine cause erectile dysfunction?
Dapoxetine is generally well-tolerated with low incidences of erectile dysfunction. Consult your doctor if you experience ED or low sexual appetite after taking this drug.
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