Premature ejaculation (PE) is when you feel little stimulation and “come” too quick. Our online doctor and pharmacy service provides a discreet way to get assessed and obtain prescription premature ejaculation treatments online.

DrFelix can prescribe Priligy (dapoxetine) suitable for men aged 18 to 64 years old. Priligy was licensed in the UK back in 2012 to be used for PE after being clinically proven to help men suffering from premature ejaculation last almost twice as long. We can also supply a local anaesthetic EMLA cream.

Your medicine is dispatched in plain & discreet packaging to an address of your choice. Next day delivery available.

Complete a short consultation before selecting your medication. All our consultations are approved by a UK Medical Doctor.

Summary of available medications

Medication Quantity Price
Priligy 30mg 3 to 12 tablets From £26.99
Priligy 60mg 3 to 12 tablets From £32.99
EMLA® cream 25mg 5g to 30g tube From £11.99

All medications


Medication Quantity Price
Priligy 30mg 3 tablets £26.99
Priligy 30mg 6 tablets £45.99
Priligy 30mg 12 tablets £84.99
Priligy 60mg 3 tablets £32.99
Priligy 60mg 6 tablets £58.99
Priligy 60mg 12 tablets £99.99


Medication Quantity Price
EMLA cream 25mg 5g tube £11.99
EMLA cream 25mg 30g tube £24.99

All prices exclude prescription fee

What is Premature Ejaculation or PE?

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a man’s inability to control or delay ejaculating during sex. PE is normally when a man is not able to control the ejaculation for more than 1 or 2 minutes once he has penetrated the vagina. In some more serious cases the man can ejaculate prior to even entering the vagina.

How fast is premature ejaculation?

Men often stress over how long they will last before having sex. it is not a subject most people discuss comfortably about the duration of sex since it is a part of their private life. Although it is difficult to work out an average but research has shown average duration of sex to be around 6 to 8 minutes. However the time is of lesser significance than the fact that the couple is satisfied and happy with their sex life. This may be difficult if the man is ejaculating within a minute, doctors in the UK would diagnose this as premature ejaculation.

Who can get affected by PE?

Statistics shows that 1 in 3 men suffer from PE. However, since it is a difficult problem to seek help for, this ratio is probably higher.

What are the causes of premature ejaculation?

Actual causes of PE are ambiguous but it is often believed to be neurological related and/or psychological. These factors can include depress, stress & anxiety, issues or problems in the relationship. PE can also come about due to biological reasons.

What is primary ejaculation?

Doctors will diagnose a man with primary ejaculation if he has suffered from PE all his life. Primary ejaculation can also be caused due to biological factors. Men who also suffer from erectile dysfunction can see unusual patterns in nerve signals which can lead to a sensitive penis, this can also cause PE. Prolactin is a natural hormone found in both men and women, in men it can inhibit arousal and result in delaying ejaculation. Doctors think lower levels of this hormone are also related to premature ejaculation.

What are the psychological causes of PE?

In majority of the cases, premature ejaculation is linked to psychological factors. These can stem from sexual experience at an early age e.g. a traumatic experience like abuse. Some research has linked it to masturbating in teenage years and becoming used to ejaculating too quickly. PE can also be caused by your social upbringing, if you have had a strict upbringing and sex was portrayed as a wrong action, it can psychologically affect men and result is PE as an effect in later life.

What is secondary premature ejaculation?

If you started suffering from premature ejaculation in later life and had a normal sex life prior to that, it is known as secondary PE. Secondary premature ejaculation is caused by biological reasons such as suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and an under active thyroid. Also if you are a heavy smoker or drink too much alcohol it can lead to PE. However most of the time it is psychological e.g. being self-conscious about performance especially with a new partner.

How can you treat premature ejaculation?

PE cannot be completely cured but there is medicine to help treat it. The medicine is only available on prescription. You can use the DrFelix online doctor and pharmacy service to request PE medication without having to see your doctor face to face. The treatment options for PE are as follows:


Priligy contains the active ingredient dapoxetine and is a new medicine in the UK. It is an oral medicine clinically proven to help men who ejaculate within 2 minutes, to last longer. Priligy (dapoxetine) tablets work by temporarily raising your serotonin levels. Priligy tablets are taken 1 to 3 hours prior to having sex and lasts for 2-3 hours afterwards.


Emla cream contains the active ingredients lidocaine and prilocaine which are local anaesthetics.Emla cream is applied directly on the penis to make it numb to sensation, which as a result delays ejaculations. Emla is applied 45mins before sex, then wash it off once the penis is numb to prevent your partner also losing sensation.

Side effects of premature ejaculation treatment

Emla cream side effects can include temporary skin irritation, redness, swelling on the area the cream is applied. Since EMLA cream contains anaesthetics which numb the penis, it can often reduce the enjoyment factor for the man.

Priligy tablets possible side effects are a headache, nausea, dizziness and a dry mouth.
Refer to the patient information leaflet for a complete list of potential side effects.

Drug Name Priligy tablets EMLA cream
Active Ingredient Dapoxetine Prilocaine and Lidocaine
Time taken to activate 1 to 3 hours 15 to 20 minutes
Caution Priligy can rarely result in low blood pressure, fits and seizures and mood changes. Stop taking Priligy if any of these symptoms are experienced. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in EMLA cream, do not use EMLA. If you notice any side effects you are unsure about seek medical help.
Side effects Headache, nausea, dizziness and a dry mouth. Short term skin irritation, swelling, redness and some pale coloring on the area EMLA cream is applied on.

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