Patient :Hello im 18 years old and recently was put back on adderall instant release for school. i had been on the xr about year before now but ive become aware that i cant get or keep an erection while on the pill. is there anything i could take or do so this wont be a problem?
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Adderall is an effective drug for ADD but in the process, it may impede the blood flow to the penis and may cause erectile dysfunction. The same can be managed by switching the ADD medicines. The other options are methylphenidate and bupropion. These medicines may not lead to the sexual probelms, especially the later options and can be tried in such cases. Bupropion is started in the dose of 150mg and can be gradually increased to 300mg.
Do meet your doctor and get your medicines changed.
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