Use Dapoxetine as directed by your doctor.
- Take Dapoxetine orally with a full glass of water.
- Dapoxetine is usually taken an hour before sexual intercourse.
- Do not take more than the recommended dose or take it more often than once daily.
For most patients, the starting dose is 60 mg. You may be prescribed Dapoxetine 30 mg or Dapoxetine 60 mg, while some patients may require Dapoxetine 120 mg if they did not respond to the original one.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Dapoxetine.
important safety information:
- Dapoxetine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fainting. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Dapoxetine with caution. Do not drive or perform other possible unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Dapoxetine may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first sign of any of these effects.
- Patients with heart problems who take Dapoxetine may be at increased risk for heart-related side effects, including heart attack or stroke. Symptoms of a heart attack may include chest, shoulder, neck, or jaw pain; numbness of an arm or leg; severe dizziness, headache, nausea, stomach pain, or vomiting; fainting; or vision changes. Symptoms of a stroke may include confusion, vision or speech changes, one-sided weakness, or fainting. Contact your doctor or seek medical attention right away if you experience these symptoms.
- Dapoxetine may rarely cause a prolonged (eg, more than 4 hours) or painful erection. This could happen even when you are not having sex. If this is not treated right away, it could lead to permanent sexual problems such as impotence. Contact your doctor right away if you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours.
- Dapoxetine does not stop the spread of HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) to others through sexual contact. Use barrier methods of birth control (eg, condoms) if you have HIV infection or an STD.
- Dapoxetine will not prevent pregnancy. If your partner may become pregnant and you wish to avoid pregnancy, be sure to use an effective form of birth control.
- Dapoxetinemay uncommonly cause mild, temporary vision changes (eg, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, blue/green color tint to vision). Contact your doctor if vision changes persist or are severe.
- Do not use other medicines or treatments for ED while you are taking Dapoxetine without first checking with your doctor.
- Use Dapoxetine with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
- Dapoxetine is not recommended for use in patients younger 18 years
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness, drowsiness or insomnia, lethargy, fatigue, tremor, agitation, anxiety, suicidal tendencies, mania; anorexia, dry mouth or hypersalivation and diarrhea; skin rash, urticaria.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
The state of excitement, nausea, vomiting, cramps, convulsions.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.