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Parkinson's Disease

Sinemet and hypersexuality

11/23/1998

Question:

Is there evidence of increased libido especially in young onset males when taking Sinemet?

Answer:

Both increased and decreased libido have been reported. If the increased libido is also associated with hallucinations or psychosis, it may indicate that the patient is overmedicated with Sinemet.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati