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A 48-year-old male asked:

What the reason if i take abilify (aripiprazole) and buspar with my zoloft i have good libido and when i stop one of the 2 my libido go dawn?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
I if you stop: Your buspirone, you are stopping one of the known antidotes to ssri sexual dysfunction and are possibly unleashing more anxiety symptoms that are detrimental to your libido. Stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) can lower your mood and your libidos. In reality they all work at different serotonin receptor sites. And the combo may be offsetting the zoloft's antilibido effect by an as yet poorly defined mechanism.
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Congradulations. You have found a nice combination of meds that seem to be helping. Be sure to have your Blood Pressure checked periodically if you stay on the Buspar as it also works on the adrengeric system.
Apr 19, 2014
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 55 years experience
Depends.: The zoloft cause sexual side-effects but Abilify (aripiprazole) and Buspar are not. Actually Buspar had been known to increase libido and Abilify (aripiprazole) is neutral. So, if you take all of them together, one cancels the sexual side-effects of the other.
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