This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Letter to the Editor

Fluoxetine-Induced Genital Anesthesia Relieved by Ginkgo biloba Extract

James M. Ellison and Patricia DeLuca

Published: April 15, 1998

Article Abstract

Sir: Among the many published cases of antidepressantinduced sexual dysfunction, a relatively infrequently reported phenomenon is genital anesthesia, the diminution or loss of pain, pressure, and touch sensations in the vulvovaginal area or penis. Genital anesthesia has been associated with fluoxetine treatment in one woman, whose vulvovaginal anesthesia was confirmed by "needle prick" testing. A man receiving fluoxetine 20-60 mg/day developed numbness of the glans penis.

Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Related Articles

Volume: 59

Quick Links: