Premature ejaculation affects more than one in five men of all ages and therefore is the most common male sexual dysfunction. You are not alone.

The exact cause is unknown. It is thought that psychological factors may play a part but experts believe that a chemical imbalance of serotonin (a substance found in the nervous system) is the culprit.

Men with premature ejaculation are more likely to experience low satisfaction with their sexual relationship and sexual intercourse, difficulty relaxing during intercourse and less frequent intercourse. Premature ejaculation has a negative effect on self-confidence and your relationship with your partner. It may cause mental distress, anxiety, embarrassment and depression.

A drug, Priligy (Dapoxetine), has recently been licensed in the UK for the treatment of premature ejaculation. It is available as a tablet and is a short-acting, fast onset Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor and has been specifically developed for the treatment of premature ejaculation.

Priligy drug is shown to help men with premature ejaculation last longer during sexual intercourse and can help me feel that they have better control over their ejaculation than men not taking it. It can help men with premature ejaculation and their partners improve their sexual satisfaction.

Priligy works by increasing the level of Serotonin in the nervous system which may lead to an increase in the time to ejaculation. It should be taken one to three hours before anticipated sexual activity, swallowed whole with a full glass of water. It can be taken either with or without food.

PharmacyDirectGB is a registered UK pharmacy, fully licensed to distribute medicines for premature ejaculation, with our own online consultation and prescription service. For full details of our consultation service and more information about treatment options please visit our Premature Ejaculation page.