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As with other phenothiazine medications, Stelazine can cause sexual side effects. Some of these Stelazine sexual side effects include ejaculation problems, impotence, and prolonged and painful erections. If you experience any of these side effects, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend treatment for these Stelazine sexual side effects, such as changing your dosage or switching to a different medication.
Stelazine Sexual Side Effects: An OverviewStelazine® (trifluoperazine hydrochloride), like other phenothiazine medications, may cause certain sexual side effects. Stelazine sexual side effects can include:
- Ejaculation problems
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
- Prolonged and painful erections (priapism).
Stelazine is known to cause ejaculatory problems in men. These problems can include delayed ejaculation or even the complete inability to ejaculate.
Stelazine is also known to cause impotence in men. Impotence is often defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse.
Priapism is a rare side effect of medications such as Stelazine. It 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 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.