Dexedrine Sexual Side Effects
In clinical trials of Dexedrine, sexual side effects were reported with the medication. These included decreased sex drive and impotence. In many cases, it is difficult to determine whether such problems are a result of the Dexedrine, other factors, or a combination of these. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider if you develop what appear to be Dexedrine sexual side effects. Whether or not your problems are caused by the medication, your healthcare provider may be able to suggest treatments to deal with them.
Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine sulfate) is a prescription medication that has been licensed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. As with any medicine, Dexedrine has possible side effects. In the case of Dexedrine, sexual side effects that have been reported with the drug include:
- Decreased sex drive (libido).
- Impotence, which is usually defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
The frequency of these side effects was not reported.
Before medicines are approved, they must go through several clinical studies where thousands of people are given a particular medicine and are then compared to a group of people not given the medicine. In these studies, the side effects are always documented. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Sexual side effects, including impotence and erectile dysfunction, were reported as Dexedrine side effects in clinical trials.