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How does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause impotence?

How does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause impotence?

Ssri sexual dysfunct: Medications that affect serotonin ssri, like Prozac (fluoxetine) can reduce sexual interest (libido) and cause delayed orgasm. It is uncommon to cause erectile dysfunction except for just loss of interest. These meds help people feel content which may be the reason they are satisfied with less sex. There are several things that can be done to help. Talk with your prescriber about alternative treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

How quickly does Zoloft (sertraline) cause sexual side effects?

Immediately: Especially, the delay / difficulty with ejaculation will appear at once. You may not notice it, or you may not mind it, or it may even be a plus. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause impotence?

Does methadone cause impotence?

Yes, it can: Hello. Yes, Methadone can certainly cause this due to long term opioid use and its effects on your testosterone. You should ask your provider to check a hormone panel if you are experiencing erectile dysfunction with opioid use. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

It can contribute: It's one of the more stimulating ssris so we prescribe it in the am. ...Read more

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For how long does Effexor (venlafaxine) cause insomnia?

For how long does Effexor (venlafaxine) cause insomnia?

Short term: There are at least three effects that venlafaxine (effexor) has on sleep - it has a short term effect increasing agitation and insomnia that lasts usually only a few days, it has a long term effect improving sleep by treating depression (which has a big negative effect on sleep), and it has a small long term effect reducing rem or dream sleep. For most people #2 is the most important. ...Read more

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Does sertraline cause hairloss?

Does sertraline cause hairloss?

Yes, but rarely.: In the case of newer antidepressants literature mentions only a few case reports of hair loss associated with fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, as well venlafaxine, and nefazodone. The pathological mechanism of hair loss is yet to be elucidated but it is known that most psychotropic medication causes hair loss in the telogen phase of hair cycle. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3000200. ...Read more

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How can testosterone cause libido?

How can testosterone cause libido?

Male hormone: Testosterone steroid will enhance the male libido it is one of the effects of testosterone ...Read more

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How does add cause depression?

How does add cause depression?

Low dopamine ++: Conscious realizations that one is not performing up to one's inherent ability can lead to disappointment. Lack of productivity and follow-through can deny one self-esteem that comes from a job done well and consistently. Because of the disparity between what one acknowledges one is capable of doing and what is actually done , there is a felt need to explain it. "i must be lazy, crazy, stupid, ". ...Read more

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How does ceftriaxone cause dizziness? What does it affect to cause this side effect?

How does ceftriaxone cause dizziness? What does it affect to cause this side effect?

Doubtful: Dizziness is not a known side effect of ceftriaxone. If it continues, get in touch right away with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. ...Read more

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Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Does methadone cause sexual problems?

Yes: Chronic use of any opioid medication affects the endocrine system. This leads to depression and sex hormone decreases. Irrespective of any other causes, chronic opioids are enough to shut testosterone production down. This leads to decreased libido as well as ability to perform. The best treatment is an opioid holiday. ...Read more

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Does risperidone cause diabetes?

Does risperidone cause diabetes?

That is one : Potential side effect from risperidone. That doesn't mean it will happen, but rather that it could happen. Take care. ...Read more

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How does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause emotional blunting/numbness?

How does parnate (tranylcypromine) cause emotional blunting/numbness?

Antidepressants : patients being treated with antidepressants in general may complain of blunting of feelings. usually the physician decreases the dosage a little and most of the time it improves. some blunting of feelings is not medication induced and can be a sign of depression. this may require an increase rather than a decrease of medications. good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?

Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?

Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more

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How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

How effectively does Zoloft (sertraline) work for anxiety, insomnia and does it cause weight loss?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be very effective for treating anxiety. Insomnia can occur occassionally as a side effect. When that happens, i usually recommend that it be taken in the morning. It can cause weight loss or gain (but weight gain is more common). ...Read more

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Does etodolac cause depression?

Does etodolac  cause depression?

Not often: Depression has been reported as a side effect of etodolac (Lodine) in less than 3% and more than 1% of cases. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

How does hypothyroidism cause siadh?

Likely complex...: Thyroid hormones have complex interactions with many parts of the whole body. Hypothyroidism can lead to hyponatremia or to both SIADH + hyponatremia. Being low in thyroid hormone can somehow lead to the release of anti-diuretic hormone from the pituitary gland, so one gets SIADH and the accompanying excess water in the body. ...Read more

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Does citalopram cause constipation?

Does citalopram cause constipation?

Possibly: Celexa (citalopram) along with other ssri antidepressants can cause GI distress in the form of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. The symptoms may resolve in a week or two after beginning the med. Eating more fruits and vegetables, taking a fiber supplement &/or drinking prune juice may help. It is good to see your doctor to make sure there are no other causes for the constipation. ...Read more

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How long does it take epididymitis to cause men infertility?

How long does it take epididymitis to cause men infertility?

Varies: Acute epididymitis rarely causes male infertility. Chronic and unremitting epididymitis can be a rare cause of oligospermia, particularly if it is bilateral. ...Read more

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How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

How long does it take estrogen to cause urinary incontinence?

Estrogen and leaking: Estrogen does not cause urinary incontinence. Local estrogen is actually used to revitalize vaginal tissue and help with uterine prolapse. It has not been used to treat incontinence. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Erectile Dysfunction (Definition)

Any problem when a male cannot get or keep an erection long enough for intercourse. It has many different causes so "erectile dysfunction" is a descriptive term ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more