Send Patients Concerned About Priapism With Methylphenidate to the Pharmacist

New warnings will bring questions about whether methylphenidate increases the risk of "priapism" or prolonged erections in boys and men.

Priapism is a medical emergency where blood gets trapped in the penis...leading to prolonged (> 4 hr) and painful erections.

The good news is that priapism is rare with methylphenidate.

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