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Zoloft Sexual Side Effects
Often: For all of the ssris, including zoloft, (sertraline) sexual dysfunction are common side effects. In men this is typically decreased libido and delayed ejaculation, while in women it tends to be decreased libido. Of note, people who are depressed often have reduced libido to begin with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On Zoloft (sertraline)?: If you stay on it they probably will continue. Some pts are ableto relieve them by reducing or stopping it for a couple days before having sex which temporarily lowers the blood level but maintains effectiveness--if it is a major problem talk to your doc about trying another drug--viibryd is a new one that isn't supposed to have sexual side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About to increase my Zoloft (sertraline) dose from 50mg to 75mg. Will the sexual side effects get worse or stay the same usually?
Not much difference: Sexual side effects on SSRIs are generally dose related, but going from 50-75mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is not big enough to make much difference. If depression/anxiety improve sexual function might improve esp interest. Young men often find it helps sexual function as it prevents premature ejaculation . When I have a young man be very sensitive to sexual side effects of SSRIs, I suspect bipolar disorder. ...Read more
Maybe paxil (paroxetine): All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function can improve when mood improved. Typically, Paxil (paroxetine) has more sexual and other side effects than zoloft. ...Read more
Im on Zoloft 75mg and Buspar (buspirone) 10mg twice if i take 50mg of Zoloft and agmuont the dose of Buspar (buspirone) can gave the same effect to reduce sexual side effects?
Remember why: You are taking zoloft and buspar (buspirone). Most people take these to treat a mental illness. If you are doing well with your mental illness, but suffering sexual side effects, please talk to your psychiatrist. He/she can advice you on how best to reduce sexual side effect while keeping your mental illness under control. Please do not adjust medication just to reduce side effects. ...Read more
Zoloft 100mg helped anxiety, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg helped depression. is there a medication that will do both? with minimal sexual side effects?
Mood TX risk/benefit: there are a couple of antidepressants that might help: a new one is Brintellix which has a good side effect profile with little sexual dysfunction reported. Older ones include Remeron and Wellbutrin. Remeron can be added to other treatments. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) ought not to be taken together due to a risk of a serotonin syndrome...which is life-threatening! ...Read more
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