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I take 200 mg zoloft, (sertraline) 200 mg lamictal and 10 mg olanzapine since 4 years.Can it cause a permanent impotence and problems with erection for ever, even after stopping it. Am i in danger? What should I do

I take 200 mg zoloft, (sertraline) 200 mg lamictal and 10 mg olanzapine since 4 years.Can it cause a permanent impotence and problems with erection for ever, even after stopping it. Am i in danger? What should I do

See comment: All these medication contribute to impotence the main question is : what is your basic condition that requires taking these drugs ? Usually after stopping the drugs condition may improve, but don't stop any without your doctors advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Erectile dysfunction refers to any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


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I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia (finasteride) 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

I'm having side effects (impotence) on propecia (finasteride) 1mg. Can I try taking a smaller dose? If so should it be e.G .25mg daily or .5 every other day? Thanks

Finasteride: It's very unlikely that 1 mg of Finasteride (propecia) would by itself cause significant erectile dysfunction unless you had other significant co-factors as well. Perhaps consider being evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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What are ways to cure impotence?

What are ways to cure impotence?

Find the cause: To cure a medical problem the cause of the problem must first be determined. ...Read more

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Dr what are the symptoms of impotence? ?

Dr what are the symptoms of impotence? ?

Use dictionary: If u have it u would not have 2 ask the question. U can also google it ; read away. ...Read more

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What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

What is zoloft (sertraline)? What is it used for?

Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more

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Is it okay if i took 300 Zoloft (sertraline) instead of 150?

Zoloft (sertraline) dose: Although zoloft (sertraline) may be prescribed at an off-label dose of 300mg per day that would only be under psychiatrist / physician supervision and if there was not adequate response to a lower dose. DON'T change medication doses on your own. ...Read more

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How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

How difficult is quitting ssri's/zoloft?

Taper: As long as one tapers off under medical supervision it is usually tolerable. Tapering too fast or stopping cold turkey can lead to serotonin discontinuation syndrome. Paxil (paroxetine) is one of the more difficult to take off. Most people do fine with a taper. Take care. ...Read more

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Would sam-e be any good with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg a day?

Would sam-e be any good with Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg a day?

Caution. : Sam-e is a naturally occuring precursor to serotonin, and taking it can lead to increased levels of serotonin. It is proving to be an effective treatment for depression, though the doses when taken alone are probably in the range of 1600 mg daily. When taken with a med like zoloft, (sertraline) one runs the risk of developing serotonin syndrome (flushing, diarrhea, palpitations, agitation). I advise caution. ...Read more

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Impotence causes and treatment?

Impotence causes and treatment?

LOTS!!: Many many reasons. Ask your doctor about any medications that you currently are taking that could have impotence as a side effect. May need a sleep study that can help to determine the cause as to whether it is physical vs psychological. Blood work to check testosterone levels. So you can see a lot goes into this answer. Please see your physician as it may be treatable. ...Read more

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Did pregnancy cure impotence ?

Seeing as...: ...No one has yet had both impotence and pregnancy, the answer is probably "no." if the question refers to female sexual dysfunction, yes, many women report an improvement with pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Impotence (Definition)

Impotence is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to achieve or maintain a state of sexual arousal, ...Read more