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Anorgasmia with Gabapentin May Be Common in Older Patients

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Anorgasmia with Gabapentin May Be Common in Older Patients

Post  Admin on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:32 am

Anorgasmia with Gabapentin May Be Common in Older Patients

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found that Gabapentin, (trade name Neurontin) a medication commonly used to treat neuropathic pain, seizures and biopolar disease in older and elderly patients, seems to have a higher incidence of anorgasmia, or failure to experience orgasm, than previously reported. This study appears in the current issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy.

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1543594611000559

The researcher recommends that:
Clinicians should review the potential for anorgasmia with patients taking Gabapentin or discuss it at follow up. "If anorgasmia does occur, patients should be reassured that it is reversible and likely dose dependent," added Perloff.


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