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These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 10/4/1999]
Question: I have been told that Inderal is a good prophylactic for migraines. I have also read that it can cause impotence in men. What I would like to know, is does it affect women sexually in any way? And, also, would this help the palpitations from mitral valve prolapes, as does the Lopressor that I am currently taking.

Answer: It often has the same effect on men and women in terms of sexual arousal and climax. Palpitations are commonly helped as long as they are not due to a slow heart beat and escape beats-then it gets worse.

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