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Does Zoloft (sertraline) decrease libido permanently?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) decrease libido permanently?

Zoloft (sertraline): It can do so as long as u r on it. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


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I'm on a 5th day of 50 mg zoloft (sertraline). How long do I have to wait approximately before my libido decreases?

I'm on a 5th day of 50 mg zoloft (sertraline). How long do I have to wait approximately before my libido decreases?

listen to your body: Other approaches may work as well. It may be that high levels of histamine are contributing to abnormally high sex drive. An h2 blocker like Cimetidine or rantidine might help. Seven weeks to emotional healing by joan larson discusses the effects of high histamine on the brain and the vitamins and Amino Acids supplements that can be of benefit. ...Read more

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What is the point of having paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft to treat premature ejaculation if its side effect decreases libido? How many doses will effect the libido?

What is the point of having paxil (paroxetine) or Zoloft to treat premature ejaculation if its side effect decreases libido? How many doses will effect the libido?

Variable: Paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft can but don't always decrease libido. Not everyone experiences this side-effect which can happen with one SSRI and not another and can't be predicted. It can happen after the first dose or only after you have been on it for awhile. Unfortunately,there is no way to predict how either of these will effect a particular individual. Hopefully, personalized genetic medicine will help ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) a total libido killer?

It can reduce ..: It can reduce libido, but there are other antidepressants to consider. Talk to your prescribing psychiatrist & see if you should try a different medication. Speak with a psychologist about ways to boost your sex drive. Work on the issues leading to your depression, which may help as well. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg mg what can help to boost libido ?

Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg mg what can help to boost libido ?

Zoloft (sertraline) ; LIbido: Problems with libido can result from depression itself, in which case antidepressants like zoloft can help. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of people also experience sexual dysfunction with zoloft and other ssri's. Sometimes adding a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion) will help in such cases. Gingko has also been helpful to some. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I was on Zoloft for about 2 months at 12.5 mg, but got off of it 3 days ago. I still have ED, no desire, & no libido from it. When will this ease up?

I was on Zoloft for about 2 months at 12.5 mg, but got off of it 3 days ago. I still have ED, no desire, & no libido from it. When will this ease up?

Half life of Zoloft: Hi G, the half life of Zoloft is about 26 hours, so on average, it takes 5 to 6 days for most of the medication to clear out of your system. As for any ongoing symptoms, therapy can significantly benefit mild/moderate depression and ease coming off medications. It's important to be patient with the process, stay physically active, and seek support. Hope this helpful. Take care ...Read more

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I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

I start to take Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg 5 dayes ago i feel low libido is thats normal and well go away?

See details: Reduced libido is a common side effect of zoloft (sertraline) and similar antidepressants. It may improve with time but often it will not resolve unless the med is discontinued. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75 mg can I skip for weekend for have stronger libido and erection? Did that helps?

Im on Zoloft (sertraline) 75 mg can I skip for weekend for have stronger libido and erection? Did that helps?

Discuss with your: Prescribing doctor. Everybody's depression and risk of relapsing or having with drawl varies greatly. Your prescribing physician would be the best one to ask about that question. There are simply too many variables involved for an outside opinion regarding this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I tray lots of intideeprsat but is felted accept Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg is working but I have low sex drive (libido) what can I do to get my libido?

I tray lots of intideeprsat but is felted accept Zoloft (sertraline) 75mg is working but I have low sex drive (libido)  what can I do to get my libido?

Is your libido low: Because of your psychological condition or are you having reduced libido as a result of medication reaction? If the problem is related to partially treated depression or anxiety - than the goal is to get those under much better control. If your libido issues are related to your medication - your psychiatrist can titrate your medications to impact that. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


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Zoloft (Definition)

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