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Can low libido and erectile dysfunction be due to the medication I take for schizophrenia?

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Answered by

Dr. Murad Haider

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 31, 2023
Reviewed AtAugust 31, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 33-year-old unmarried male suffering from schizophrenia and depression for the past 12 years. I am on Quitipin (Quetiapine) 150 mg, Arip (Aripiprazole) 30 mg, Oxetol (Oxcarbazepine) 600 mg, Bupron (Bupropion)150 mg, Censpram (Escitalopram) 5 mg, and Zapiz (Clonazepam) 0.5 mg. My current problem is low libido and sexual erectile dysfunction (ED). My weight is 298 pounds, and I am on medications for sugar and high blood pressure as well. Besides, my testosterone levels are below 150 ng/dL. Please suggest a non-generic medication to cure my sexual problems.

Answered by Dr. Murad Haider

Hello,

Thank you for trusting us with your healthcare.

I have reviewed your medical history and understand your concerns. Nowadays, there are various medications to increase libido and solve the problem of erectile dysfunction (ED). Viagra (Sildenafil) is the most common drug used half an hour before having sex, but as you have blood pressure, it will not be suitable for you to take it regularly. Other treatments are:

  1. Alprostadil injections have to be injected into the side or base of the penis, giving an erection that lasts for at least an hour.
  2. Testosterone injections to raise low hormone levels.
  3. Penis pumps are also good options to increase blood flow to the penis and produce a good erection.
  4. Penile implants: They surgically place rods into the two sides of the penis that are inflatable when desired.
  5. Surgery can repair arteries carrying blood to the penis or veins that allow blood to leave the penis.
  6. Alprostadil penis suppository is inserted with a special applicator about two inches into the urethra. Side effects can include pain, minor bleeding, dizziness, or fibrous tissue formation inside the penis.
  7. There are also many ayurvedic medicines available, including Ashwagandha, Shilajit, Shiva gutika, and others.
  8. Try to drink a glass full of pomegranate juice daily, do exercises, and have a good diet.
  9. Psychotherapy is an option to treat anxiety-related erectile dysfunction.
  10. Acupuncture is also a good alternative medical technique.

Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them, and take the medicines with their consent.

I hope this has helped you. Please feel free to reach me again, in case of further queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Murad Haider
Dr. Murad Haider

Family Physician

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