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A 29-year-old member asked:

do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Sometimes: I have patients on Suboxone who have taken viagra (sildenafil) and reported increased libido and better erectile function. Response to viagra (sildenafil) unfortunately is unpredictable and the likelihood of not working is common.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Yes: All opiates have, as a side-effect, sexual dysfunction. If the problem involves maintaining an erection, medications like viagra, Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) can help. Others complain that they have problems achieving orgasm with opiates, viagra will not help this. Opiate use, especially long term can result in problems with one's testosterone level. There is a blood test and treatment for low testosterone.
Dr. Steven Ferguson
General Practice 35 years experience
Agree with above but would suggest saliva test to determine you testosterone level and treat with Bioidentical hormones.
Sep 15, 2013

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My son is confused and slow and seems to be on drugs still but I watch him tax Suboxone - is this normal?

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