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It is possible to experience certain sexual problems while taking Thorazine. Sexual side effects with this medicine may include impotence, a prolonged and painful erection, and ejaculation problems. If you develop any Thorazine sexual side effects, let your healthcare provider know.
Thorazine® (chlorpromazine hydrochloride), like many antipsychotic medications, is known to cause certain sexual side effects. Thorazine sexual side effects may include:
- Ejaculation problems
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
- A prolonged and painful erection (priapism).
Thorazine has been reported to cause ejaculation problems in men. These problems can include delayed ejaculation or difficulty ejaculating at all.
Thorazine is known to cause impotence in men. The medicine seems to affect certain hormones, which may be the cause of impotence due to Thorazine.
Priapism is a very rare side effect of medications like Thorazine. Priapism is a painful erection of the penis that does not go away, even after sexual intercourse or masturbation. If left untreated, priapism can lead to permanent damage to the penis. For this reason, it is very important to seek medical attention immediately if you think you are having symptoms of priapism. Even though this may seem embarrassing, it is necessary to avoid permanent damage to the penis. If your healthcare provider is not available, you should seek emergency medical care.
It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop any of these Thorazine sexual side effects. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects, it is challenging to know whether these problems are caused by the condition or Thorazine itself. This is because sexual symptoms are common with some of conditions that Thorazine treats.
If you develop sexual side effects while taking Thorazine, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend. Depending on how severe your Thorazine sexual side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Thorazine dosage or try a different medicine.