Side effects of Dapoxetine and Priligy

Common side effects

The known common side effects of taking Priligy (Dapoxetine) are NOT severe, which may include the following:

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  • Pain in the stomach area
  • Feeling weak
  • Anxiety
  • Dry mouth
  • Chills or sweats
  • Swelling
  • Grinding teeth
  • Headaches
  • Nasal congestion

In addition to the aforementioned common side effects of Priligy, in rare instances, this medication lead to unwanted side effects such as a failure to achieve an orgasm, mild paranoia, impotence, and low libido.

Dapoxetine, the active ingredient in Priligy, is quickly absorbed and metabolized by the body. Therefore, if side effects present following ingestion of Priligy, they could be expected to disappear within a couple of hours. However, if side effects associated with taking Dapoxetine last for an extended period, immediate medical attention should be sought.

Uncommon side effects

Side effects associated with taking Dapoxetine that are uncommon and can be potentially life-threatening includes the following:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Blurry vision
  • Dizzy spells or fainting spells
  • Abnormal pulse
  • Severe changes in mood

If you experience any of these uncommon side effects associated with taking Dapoxetine, you stop taking this medication immediately and consult with your physician before resuming your care with this drug. In instances where severe side effects are experienced while taking Dapoxetine, you should ask to speak with your doctor right away.

How to Avoid Side Effects of Priligy?

Currently, there are no proven preventive measures to decrease the likelihood of experiencing side effects when taking Priligy. The sensitivity to Priligy can vary across users. However, if you experience nausea or dizziness after taking Priligy, it may be helpful before your next dose to eat a light meal. When taking Priligy, it is also important that this occurs with a full glass of water to prevent dehydration, which can lead to dizziness, blurred vision, or failure to achieve an orgasm.

The best way to minimize the chances of experiencing adverse side effects of Priligy is to take it as prescribed. Never take more than one dose of Priligy at the same time. Studies show that larger dosages of Priligy do not lead to significant improvements in the intended result. In contrast, taking a non-prescribed high dose of Priligy may lead to an increased risk of unpleasant side effects. The ensuing side effects may interfere with your ability to perform well in bed. You should also avoid taking Dapoxetine more than once in a 24-hour period.

Although it is considered safe to take Priligy with alcohol, the recommendation is to avoid alcohol when taking this medication. Consuming alcohol while taking Priligy can increase the risk for adverse side effects associated with this medication. For example, if you drink one or more beers, it is possible for you to experience the feeling of sickness and disorientation when taking Priligy. Consuming alcohol while taking Priligy can also lead to temporary erectile dysfunction.