What percentage of males who take Prozac (fluoxetine) have impotence?

Rates vary 20-75% Prozac (fluoxetine) is in a category called ssri's. They can produce sexual side effects that include decreased sex drive, trouble with arousal (getting and maintaining an erection for males), and delayed or inability to have an orgasm. The variation in the reported rates is related to how the research is done. When patients volunteered side effects they were less likely to report sexual side effects.
Varies. My experience is about one in 3 have some sort of effect on desirer to a lesser extent, impotence. If so there are several medications that are generally effective such as viagra (sildenafil) and cialis. Though harmoline is touted as an aphrodisiac, I have not seen consistent studies on have had success in my limited experience.

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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...
?mechanism. Do not know mechanism of impotence, but reports are that impotence occurs in 7% of subjects taking the medication. Read more...

What medication can you take with fluoxetine to conuteract erectile dysfunction?

Viagra-type meds. The only medications that seem to work consistently for ssri-induced sexual dysfunction are the pde-5 inhibitors (viagra, cialis, levitra). Other medication (e.g. Wellbutrin, (bupropion) ritalin, adderall, others) have been studied, but none has been shown to be consistently effective. Read more...
Newer antidepressant. Most ssri cause erectlle dysfunction however a newer drug called vilazodone shows promise in minimizing these side effects vilazodone is in a class of medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) and is also a 5ht1a receptor partial agonist. This type of receptor has been show to facilitate sexual behavior and arousal. But always evaluate your hormone status especially men. Read more...
ED and Prozac (fluoxetine) Generally ED is not caused by fluoxetine, rather ejaculatory dysfunction. All pd5 inhibitors (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis, staxyn) work well with those patients on fluoxetine. The pd5 may also help with delayed ejaculation as it may help you keep your erection longer. Read more...

What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help erectile dysfunction?

Various. A number of medications (buspirone, bupropion, cyproheptadine) have been shown to be helpful to one extent or another for some people. Some herbs (rhodiola rosea, yohimbine) can be helpful as well, though yohimbine may be dangerous for folks with high blood pressure. Read more...
Consider stop Fluox. Consider switching to buproprion which is a good antidepressant but has fewer side effects. In general, antidepressants don't cause erectile dysfunction but often diminish a man's libido and inhibit ejaculation/orgasm. Also, get screened for low testostoreone which can cause depression. Read more...

What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help with erectile dysfunction?

Many options! All oral pde-5 inhibitors, like cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra, work w/fluoxetine & other anti-depressants. However, you can't take these pde-5 inhibitors w/nitrates like nitroglycerin. You can also try alprostadil, either intrauretrhal (muse) or intracavernosal (caverject & edex) as a non-oral, non-pde-5 inhibitor, just in case you take nitrates or the orals don't work. Read more...

I am experiencing erectile dysfunction. Because of what I believe is from my prescription fluoxetine. How can I get my erections back and when?

Your doc. Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. Please tell your prescribing doc about this. He/she may adjust/change your meds. Please don't do this w/out doctor's guidance. Read more...

Which one is cause lower sexual side effects : Prozac or Paxil (paroxetine)? in other words which one induced erectile dysfunction much more than another? Thanks

Indiv differences. Each man reacts to the various SSRIs (etc) differently and even may vary themselves over time. So, your friend may do better w/ one and you w/ the other. If you don't like the way one works - work w/ your Dr to taper and switch and consider CBT Tx as an alternative or supportive addition to reduce need for drugs. Best! Read more...