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sir gud evng i am male 24 unmarried,,i have priscribed for PRACTIN 4mg (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)for my sensitive pennis glance by a specialist..i have used the medicine for 6 days one day each as the first four days 2mg..after using it,from the second day i became so weak,drowsy and strenthless, most importantly i am unable to get proper erection and my pennis skin has became very light and smooth..even i am unable to mastrubate because when i am forcing the upper skin to forward and backward i am not getting any sensation...totally i lost nerve sensation which helps mastrubation,, erection also not comimg even in possible lower part from my stomache(hip and legs) has became extreamely weak...after taking the medicine for first 6 days i stopped it due to has been 2 weeks since i stopped the medicine but i didnt get any change in my condition apart from drowsyness,yesterday i informed the doctor about my condition..he told me that erection problem is due to fear and its psychological problem and priscribed me MEGALIS 10 MG,but my problem is not due to fear i never had erection problem before using this medicine..i am cleary experiancing the difference now.i will smoke 4 per day..and i am not having any other dieses like bp and sugar,,(PREVIOUSLY  I USED AFDURA 10MG FOR SAME PROBLEM BUT NO RESULT AFTER ONE WEEK I STARTED TAKING PRACTIN)



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Thanks for posting your query at
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Firstly, as a sexologist for last 7 years, I have never heard use of cyproheptadine for a sensitive glans. The only approved sexual use of cyproheptadine is to counteract the sexual side-effects of some antidepressants that act by increasing serotonine. But that now you have already used it and are having an adverse drug reaction. Infact I have used plenty of cyproheptadine to my patients for various reasons and none of them have ever complained of such a side-effect. Infact its the afdura that you have used has a known side-effect of reduced erectile strength and difficulty in ejaculation. Sometimes drugs do cause side-effects even after you stop using it.
Now that you are already facing the problem, I would suggest that you should not panic. Most of the drug adverse effects are reversible and the problem that you are facing may also get reversed with time. There is no specific medicine that you need to take at this stage. Just wait for 2-3 weeks for things to settle down and do not take any medicine for your problems as of now. Also see only a psychiatrist ( who has official knowledge of sexology) for your problems.
Hope this helps
If you have any further query, do let me know.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Patient replied :


your reply makes me more tension..please tell it is serious or what? i dont have hope on life..if its not there sucide is only my option..please let me know

Please do not be tensed and don't have such abrupt negative thoughts.
I told you the effects are reversible. It will settle down on its own in 2-3 weeks time. I give you my full assurance. You will have normal erections once the effect of the drug wears off.
Hope this was helpful,

Patient replied :

its 25 days days after stopping the medicine but no change in me ..sir please let me know what are the reasons for loss in nerve sensation..i cant even mastrubate..if tried hard by seeing some porn its coming but no satisfaction at all..pls tell me more thing i would like to tell is i massaged with coconut oil and olive oil on my glance for three days while taking the that caused any nerve damage??if so wt to do for that?

Thanks for the concern and the follow-up consultation.
Its difficult to pin point that which medicine has caused this side-effect for you. You may even feel that its been 25 days but believe me, these conditions take time to get better. It may be even be like 1-2 months. You need to have patience. Moreover your anxiety can further worsen the things. As such it is difficult to explore your sexuality with masturbation alone.
If at all you want to confirm the functioning of your erectile capacity, then you may get a penile dopler study done. Ones this comes norma, you need not worry much and give it some time.
Hope this helps

Patient replied :

i went to a urologyst..he told me if medicine causes these side effects, it will get rectified in a week..and he also suggested me to take tests.1.testosteron and 2.penile complex ultrasonic test..pls let me know how thease help me..

Hello. Thanks for the follow up.

I can understand what you are going through.
Testosterone is a hormone responsible for sexual activity. Deficiency of this, does lead to sexual problems but it does not lead to such abrupt onset of sexual problems.

Penile doppler which he has suggested is a good test to do as it will look for your erection capacity as well as the blood flow in your penis. They will inject a drug in your penis and then do the ultrasound.

Dr. Srikanth Reddy
Category: Sexologist
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Psychiatry Residency Program,2001 – 2012
M.B.B.S,Mahatma Gandhi Institute Of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Certificate Course in sex Therapy and Counselling, Sexology and Counselling, A
Sexology,Medikon Sexual Sciences, Mumbai

Training in Advanced Neurology at a leading corporate hospital (CARE hospital) in Hyderabad

Child Psychiatry Training in National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences, Bangalore

Sex Therapy and Counsellingat MEDIKON Sexual Sciences, Mumbai.
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