Adderall and Sex? Any possible interaction between stimulants and sexual activity? What are side effects? Dr. Edward Fruitman, M.D. is trying to answer this common question.
Hello this is dr. edward fruit man and today we’ll speak about sex and adderall blood of my patients ask me about any possible interactions between the stimulants of their being prescribed and sexual activity stimulants are known to have some sexual side effects certainly cocaine which is not a prescribed stimulant is known for um actually increasing in sexual
Interest and an unfortunate side effect of interfering with sexual performance especially in men to a lesser extent it’s true for all stimulants including adderall and i would say keep a couple of things in mind for one it’s not going to happen to everyone so if it’s not a problem for you try not to dwell on it if you do discover that there is a certain sexual
Problem sexual performance problems and this would be especially true for men more than women that there is ohm in incomplete direction or erectile difficulties after immediately after like an hour – after a dose of a stimulant it wouldn’t be very very surprising because if you think about it you know our nervous system being adapted to fight or flight you know
The stimulant kind of yes you know you know when a fight mode right rather than a mode of procreating or digesting food so yeah it may impact erection or digestion or any other life-sustaining functions it can have impacted negatively so the thing to do is if you are taking short acting medicine or like let’s say adderall or vecchio or ritalin make sure that you’re
Taking morning dose with if you’re planning to have sex in the evening and not afternoon dose this should be enough to where the level of the medicine by the evening time would be low enough to where would not cause any problems um if you’re planning to have sex when we can obviously take your stimulant after you have sex in the morning or do the same take a morning
Pill and not an evening go for longer acting medicines like my events or adderall xr we are the long-acting preparations you may choose to skip it for that particular day if this becomes an issue oh like i said it’s primarily problem for men and even with men it’s not a universal problem but i would say 10 to 20 percent of patients i’ve noticed are complaining
About it it’s an easy problem to fix and certainly if your quality of life is better with a stimulant then there should not be a reason to stop the stimulant itself you