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Ejaculation or Orgasm Problems
The term "ejaculation problem" is used to describe several different problems that can occur with ejaculation. Some of these include:
 
  • Retrograde ejaculation, when semen enters the bladder instead of leaving the body through the penis. This problem is usually painless and harmless.
  • Ejaculation decrease, which refers to reduced amounts of ejaculate or semen.
  • Ejaculation failure, or the inability to ejaculate in a timely manner, or at all.
     
Pexeva is known to cause problems with ejaculation. Generally, these problems are usually delayed ejaculation or inability to ejaculate. In women, Pexeva causes orgasm problems, specifically problems achieving an orgasm.
 
In clinical studies where side effects were documented, ejaculation problems occurred in up to 28 percent of men taking Pexeva. Up to 9 percent of women reported problems achieving orgasm.
 
Impotence
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction (ED), is a condition in which the penis does not become firm enough, or stay firm enough, for sexual intercourse. A man may occasionally experience difficulty getting or keeping an erection. However, erectile dysfunction is specific to repeated problems with erections. In clinical studies, impotence occurred in up to 9 percent of men taking Pexeva.
 
Priapism
Priapism is a painful and prolonged erection of the penis that does not go away. It is a rare side effect of Pexeva, but has occurred in a few cases.
 
If left untreated, priapism can lead to permanent damage to the penis and impotence. For this reason, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you think you are having symptoms of priapism, even if it feels embarrassing.
 
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