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Medication-induced sexual dysfunction occurs when there is a problem that leads to frustration with sexual activity or performance.
Symptoms of sexual dysfunction for males may include:
Symptoms of sexual dysfunction for females may include:
To prevent sexual dysfunction from occurring, you can:
Medication-induced sexual side effects are not permanent. There are many different options for treating this, however DO NOT STOP your medication without working with your primary care provider. Some possible treatment options that your provider may consider are:
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