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Does Metoprolol Interfere With My Sex Drive
Serotonin receptors: Several proposed mechanisms exist for decreased libido due to ssri use including celexa (citalopram). They mainly deal with alterations in neurotransmitter and hormone levels. The main one involves stimulation of 5ht2 and 5ht3 serotonin receptors in the brain. High prolactin levels could also be involved. Inhibition of the enzyme which makes nitric oxide, a vasodilator has also been proposed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does birth control pill mess with your sex drive? I've been on it for 8 years and i'm on ortho. I have lost my sex drive with my man!
It can.: All hormonal contraception contains Progesterone and all combination products contain estrogen. Both can decrease ovarian androgen production. Androgens are related to libido. So hormonal birth control can supress libido to some degree. That said, sex is complicated, and issues with libido may be due relationship stress and not due to the pill. Especially when there has been no change in the pill. ...Read more
I am on Telmesartan 40 mg + Chlorthaidone 12.5 mg and Atorvastatin 10 mg. Does it interfere with sexul desire, arousal or have anything to do with ED
If Recent Meds: If these are recently added meds they may cause a slight decrease for a short time until your body gets used to them as is true of any anti-hypertensives but so can the disease they treat.. If not recently placed on these meds, it is rare to develop these symptoms from them. Best to talk to you MD about your symptoms to check out your entire system to see what's causing problems. ...Read more
I'm taking 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety and depression. I have the Mirena IUD. I had unprotected sex with my husband. Does IUD efficacy lower?
I have low sex drive or arousal,I'm with a new girlfriend and we have not had sex yet,I exercise and in I'm on 150mg Venlafaxine daily but low libido?
Various causes: Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and other antidepressants may cause sexual side effects, including decreased libido. However, the condition(s) for which you are being prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) XR may also cause low libido; that is, depression and/or anxiety. Other medical conditions can cause or contribute as well. Recommend discussing with your doctor in order to get a thorough evaluation. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more
Does 5htp have sexual side effects? I stopped using Prozac (fluoxetine) for low libido but I haven't noticed an improvement in my ability to climax.
Several sites: noted potential for sexual side effects with 5htp. ...Read more
Beta blocks: Beta blockers are the main anti-hypertensive that may cause irreversible male impotence, and it is also the main drug that causes depression. It should not be given at night as it may cause sleeplessness, which is the first symptom of depression if it last long enough. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No sex drive vaginal dryness all the time not just with sex unable to orgasim alone or with partner anymore help?
I have taken clonil 10 mg for 2 yrs. Now my sex drive & desire becomes very low. Is it side effect of clonil. What I should do to regain my sex desire?
Is there anything i can take to increase my libido whilst taking lexapro (escitalopram)? Have no desire for sex.
SRI Sex Dysfunction: 30-50% of people who take ssri anti-depressant medication experience sexual dysfunction. There are case reports showing that addition of other medications such as buspirone, amantadine, and bupropion have reversed ssri induced sexual dysfunction. However, rather than adding a second medication you might want to consider a different medication for depression than Lexapro (escitalopram) to avoid this side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will taking ZzzQuil (diphenhydramine) affect how my Nexplanon contraceptive works? Will it decrease the effectiveness or interfere with it?
Aspartate: has been shown to increase free testosterone levels although there is no evidence of any effect on sex drive in normal males, either positive or negative. That may be because if your testosterone level is in the normal range, any increase may not be noticeable. If your testosterone is not in the normal range, there are more direct ways to raise it than by using aspartate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My boyfriend takes seroxat (peroxitine) to prevent depression. Could this have an affect on his sex drive?
Seroxat: Paxil (paroxetine) is an ssri with high rates of sexual side-effects to include difficulty in becoming aroused, lack of interest in sex, trouble achieving orgasm, ejaculation difficulties. These side-effects can account for @10% cases & may take months to ease up when Paxil (paroxetine) is discontinued. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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