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Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause sexual problems that
may be helped by medicine.
Men may have difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection, and
women may have problems with lubrication. Both men and women may have a low sex
drive. Sildenafil (Viagra) has been reported to improve sexual problems for men
and women who have MS.1
Other medicines that may improve
erectile dysfunction include yohimbine and
clomipramine. Medicines may be injected into the penis using a small needle.
Mechanical devices also can help.
Krupp LB, Rizvi SA (2002). Symptomatic therapy for
underrecognized manifestations of multiple sclerosis. Neurology: Practical Issues in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis, 58(Suppl 4): S32–S39.
February 15, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Barrie J. Hurwitz, MD - Neurology
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