1st Edition

How Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs Affect Sexual Performance

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ISBN 9780367490577
July 1, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
152 Pages 86 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Most adults take at least one prescription medication for example, for high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, depression, asthma, diabetes, COPD, or a variety of other reasons, but most people (and many healthcare providers) are totally unaware that medications can have direct negative effects on sexual functioning and performance. This informative and timely book written by three well-known medications experts explores the chemistry behind sexual arousal in men and women and clearly and authoritatively explains how the common categories of prescription and over-the-counter medications and abused substances might be the reason for their declining sexual performance or even interest.

Table of Contents

1.Anatomy, Physiology, Arousal, Orgasm, and Hormones
2.Common Drugs and Their Sexual Side Effects
3.Drugs That Treat Sexual Dysfunction
4.Drugs That Enhance Desire or Improve Performance
5.Male Fertility
6.Female Fertility
7.Oral Contraception and Hormone Replacement Therapy
9.Pregnancy and Lactation
10.Recreational/Illicit Drugs and Sex
11.HIV Drugs and Sex
12.Performance Drugs (Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids) and Sex
13.Medical Devices and Alcohol

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Patricia J. Bush, PhD
Dr. Bush is emeritus professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she chaired the Division of Children’s Health Promotion in the Department of Family Medicine. She earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, an M.Sci. in medical sociology at the University of London (UK), and a Ph.D. in social pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. She has received numerous research grants, and has published 8 books, 21 book chapters and more than 110 articles in peer-reviewed journals. She has done research in other countries, e.g., Moldova. She has been a consultant to a number of organizations, including the U.S. Pharmacopeia. Her areas of expertise include medicine use behaviors, and she is most well known for her studies in children’s medicine knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. Her awards include the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Award from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.

Robert B. Raffa, PhD
Dr. Raffa is an Adjunct Professor at University of Arizona College of Pharmacy (Tucson, AZ) and Professor Emeritus at Temple University School of Pharmacy (Philadelphia, PA). He has bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Physiological Psychology, master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Toxicology, and a doctorate in Pharmacology. He was a Research Fellow and Team Co-Leader for analgesics drug-discovery at Johnson & Johnson. He was Full Professor at Temple University School of Pharmacy. He is currently a consultant, co-founder of CaRafe Drug Innovation and Enalare Therapeutics, and CSO of Neumentum Inc. He is co-holder of several patents; published more than 350 papers, and co-authored or edited several books. He is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society of ASPET (American Society of Experimental Therapeutics) and recipient of NIH funding and research and teaching awards. He currently lectures and consults worldwide on pharmacology principles and drug-discovery and development.

Albert I Wertheimer, PhD, MBA
Dr. Wertheimer is a Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, published by the Oxford University Press, and he is an international authority in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research. He is an author or editor of 43 books and author or co-author of more than 400 professional journal articles.  He initiated and chaired the Department of Social and Administrative Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors and has lectured or consulted in over 75 countries.