Stuttering priapism associated with withdrawal from sustained-release methylphenidate

J Pediatr. 2004 May;144(5):675-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2003.12.039.

Abstract

Stuttering priapism is intermittent, prolonged, painful, pathologic erections with intervening periods of detumescence. An adolescent had stuttering priapism associated with withdrawal from sustained-release methylphenidate. To our knowledge, this is the first such report of stuttering priapism associated with stimulant drugs for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Central Nervous System Stimulants / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Methylphenidate / adverse effects*
  • Priapism / chemically induced*
  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / complications*

Substances

  • Central Nervous System Stimulants
  • Methylphenidate