Medications for sexual difficulties caused by multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) can cause sexual problems that may be helped by medication.

Men may have difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection, and women may have problems with lubrication. Both men and women may have a low sex drive. Sildenafil (Viagra) has been reported to improve sexual problems for men and women who have MS.1

Other medications that may improve erectile dysfunction include yohimbine and clomipramine. Medications may be injected into the penis using a small needle. Mechanical devices also can help.

Citations

  1. Krupp LB, Rizvi SA (2002). Symptomatic therapy for underrecognized manifestations of multiple sclerosis. Neurology: Practical Issues in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis, 58(Suppl 4): S32–S39.

Last Updated: February 18, 2010

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