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A 32-year-old male asked:

I am trying to get my wife pregnant and i just stop taking effexor (venlafaxine) 75mg and my doctor switched me to citalopram 10mg. i would appreciate any feed back?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sexual side effects: Antidepressants which affect serotonin as citalopram and Effexor (venlafaxine) do, may cause changes in sexual desire and functioning. (effexor (venlafaxine) also affects norepinephrine at higher doses). If you're having difficulty with your sex drive or other issues, your doctor could consider wellbutrin (causes less sexual side effects) as long as anxiety is not the main reason you've been prescribed these medicines.

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