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Parkinson’s Drug Rasagiline Gives Woman Uncontrollable Orgasms

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(NEWS.COM.AU) -- I’ll take what she’s taking.

Scientists report that a drug prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease has caused at least one woman to experience uncontrollable orgasms.

The 42-year-old was using rasagiline -- a commonly-prescribed Parkinson’s treatment — when her libido suddenly increased and she began spontaneously orgasming up to five times a day, according to Live Science.

She was eventually hospitalised when the intense five- to 20-second sensations became too much.

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Doctors who treated the woman said it was the first time such an adverse effect of the drug has been reported.

The woman’s unusual symptoms stopped when she quit the drug, then started again when she resumed treatment 15 days later, they noted in her case report.

She had not been taking any other medication.

Researchers suspected her reaction had something to so with an increase in dopamine — a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps regulate feelings of pleasure — which is triggered by taking rasagiline.

One previous report described a case of a spontaneous ejaculation in a man who had also been taking rasagiline, they wrote.

The case report is set to be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.


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