It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop any sexual side effects while taking Concerta. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects, such as impotence or a decrease in libido, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or by Concerta itself.
If you develop any sexual side effects while taking Concerta, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend, such as an erectile dysfunction medication. Depending on the severity of your sexual side effects, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Concerta dosage or try another ADHD treatment.
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Methylphenidate ADHD medications: drug safety communication - risk of long-lasting erections (12/17/2013). FDA Web site. http://www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch/safetyinformation/safetyalertsforhumanmedicalproducts/ucm378876.htm. Accessed January 27, 2014.
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