Q. Nowadays, I am not getting excited after masturbation. Will it be a side effect of Metoprolol?

Answered by
Dr. Alon Seifan
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Oct 11, 2017

Hi doctor,

I am 24 years old. I am taking Metoprolol succinate for three months for viral infection. My cardiologist said that the viral infection is almost gone, but I should keep taking the Metoprolol succinate for three more months that is overall six six months. Initially, I had 50 mg, and now he changed the dose to 25 mg. My question is regarding masturbation. Before taking Metoprolol, I feel chills all over my body on ejaculation. But, I am getting the feeling only in my head now. Is this normal? Or is this a side effect of the Metoprolol?

Dr. Alon Seifan

Neurology
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Metoprolol will block the autonomic nervous system, which is the fight and flight response or the rest and digest response that we have when we get excited or relaxed.
  • Feeling chills on our body is also controlled by the autonomic nervous system. So, it makes sense to me that Metoprolol has blocked some of those sensations. You will be fine once you stop the medicine after three months.

The Probable causes:

Metoprolol

Probable diagnosis:

The side effect of medication.

Treatment plan:

Continue treatment as prescribed.

Regarding follow up:

For further information consult a neurologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist

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