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A male asked:

Been on prozac (fluoxetine) since a kid now an adult who cants maintain an erection. and puberty stopped when i started the pro zac is there a correlation?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 35 years experience
Hmmm...not sure: Don't know that I'd agree that Prozac (fluoxetine) STOPPED you from entering or completing puberty exactly but I definitely agree that it very well could be a major contributing cause or even the reason for your erectile dysfunction. Talk to your healthcare provider and see if they can switch you to something that will allow your erectile function to return. You still have your libido, no?
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