Dapoxetine is used to treat the sexual dysfunction in men. Dapoxetine belongs to a family of drugs that are known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
Dapoxetine is used in the treatment of premature ejaculation in men during sexual intercourse. It is a popular hypothesis that diminished levels of serotonin in the body are responsible for the processes involved in premature ejaculation. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is produced in the brain as well as the intestines in the human body.
Serotonin affects libido, sexual desire, and even sexual performance, particularly in men. The low levels of serotonin have been typically viewed as a cause of depressive symptoms. It has now also been linked to causing premature ejaculation in men. The exact cause for how serotonin causes sexual dysfunction in men during sexual intercourse is unknown. A direct effect between low levels of serotonin and premature ejaculation, however, have been established.
Dapoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This refers to a group of drugs that diminish the amount of serotonin that is reabsorbed by the body. When less serotonin is reabsorbed, the levels of serotonin in the body are automatically increased. This leads to better control of ejaculation in men. This increases the duration of sexual activity.
Contact your physician to discover the other uses of Dapoxetine that may benefit you.
Always follow the prescription that your doctor has provided you with. Do not take Dapoxetine in smaller or larger doses than you have been instructed.
This medication should be taken orally.
The recommended dosage for Dapoxetine is 30 mg. This medication should be taken between one to three hours before beginning sexual activity.
This medication should be taken with a glass of water.
Dapoxetine should only be taken once a day. There should be an interval of at least 24 hours between each dosage of the medication.
In the event of an overdose, call your local medical emergency services.
The most common side effects that have been experienced with Dapoxetine are:
The less common side effects that have been experienced with this medication are:
Changes in temperament
Shortened attention span
Changes in sleep patterns
Unusual feelings in limbs
Changes in hearing
Discrepancies in vision
Congestion of the nasal passages
Changes in bowel movement
Discomfort in the abdomen
Blood rushing to the face
High blood pressure
In the event that you experience any of these side effects after taking Dapoxetine, inform your physician immediately.
Inform your physician if you have a history of liver or kidney disease.
Tell your doctor if you have a blood clotting disorder or if you have been prescribed with blood thinners.
Inform your doctor if you suffer from either high or low blood pressure.
Do not use Dapoxetine with other drugs that are designed to reduce erectile dysfunction in men.
Inform your physician of any medications, prescribed or over the counter, which you may be taking. Inform your doctor about any herbal supplements that you may be taking.