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FDA: ADHD Drugs May Cause Long Erections

From Reuters:

FDA warns attention deficit drugs may cause long erections

By Ransdell Pierson | December 17, 2013

(Reuters) – A leading type of stimulant used to treat attention deficit disorder can cause rare cases of painful and long-lasting erections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday.

Now everybody is going to be claiming to be ADHD. Especially since it is certain to be covered by Obama-Care.

The agency, in a notice on its website, said its review documented the problem, formally known as priapism, in males 8 to 33 years of age who took drugs containing methylphenidate. The chemical is the active ingredient of Novartis AG’s Ritalin and Johnson & Johnson’s Concerta. Generic forms of both drugs are also widely used.

Drug labels of such products will be updated to warn of the potential but rare danger, the FDA said.

And the drug companies will be running ads specifically warning people about this ‘problem.’

"Younger males, especially those that have not yet reached puberty, may not recognize the problem or may be embarrassed to tell anyone if it occurs," the FDA said…

Those were the days.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “FDA: ADHD Drugs May Cause Long Erections”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I’ve heard Libtards need that, what with their Mommy issues and all …

  2. heykev says:

    You would have think we would have heard more about this by now. Seems like 50% of those in HS are taking some sort ADHD meds if we are to believe the hyperventilating stories on 60minutes20/20DatelineMaurry

  3. yadayada says:

    ok, first off, an erection lasting 4 hrs for a 16 yr old? if memory serves correctly, doesn’t sound as much like a symptom aslike a normal day in high school.
    secondly pharmaceutical researchers have known for decades that SSRIs have both positive and negative side effects on sexual performance. that’s how ciallis and viagra were developed. they observed SSRI side effects during clinical trials and developed from there.
    not really rocket surgery.

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