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Can anticonvulsants cause erectile dysfunction?

Most anticonvulsant drugs prescribed to treat epilepsy do not cause erectile dysfunction (ED). The one exception is phenytoin (Dilantin), which can cause problems getting and maintaining an erection in some men. If think your medication is causing ED, don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. You may be given a different dose or switched to another medication. 

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