Clavulanic acid stimulates sexual behaviour in male rats.

  title={Clavulanic acid stimulates sexual behaviour in male rats.},
  author={Johnny S.W. Chan and Deog Joong Kim and Chang Ho Ahn and Ronald S. Oosting and Berend Olivier},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={609 1-3},
Sexual behaviour in rats can be used to predict putative effects on human sexual behaviour. Anecdotic reports exist, that the beta-lactamase inhibitor, clavulanic acid exerts sexual stimulating activities in monkeys. To characterize these pro-sexual activities, clavulanic acid was tested in three doses and compared to one dose of a sexually inhibitory dose of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, paroxetine, in sexually-experienced male rats, selected for a moderate level of sexual… CONTINUE READING