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Sexual Dysfunction

Unfortunately sexual dysfunction is often a side-effect of antidepressant use. These links explore what you can do minimize this side-effect and what medications cause it.

How Can Men on Antidepressants Overcome Retrograde Ejaculation?
Q. How can men on antidepressants overcome retrograde ejaculation?

Got the Bedroom Blues?
If you're singing the bedroom blues because of antidepressant side-effects, Wellbutrin (bupropion) may be the answer you've been looking for.

Tips for Reducing Antidepressant-Related Sexual Dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction is a common side effect from many antidepressants, in particular SSRIs. These are the top doctor recommended tips for coping with this antidepressant side effect.

Venlafaxine Associated Sexual Dysfunction Treated with Sildenafil
A case report on a male patient treated with sildenafil (Viagra) for sexual dysfunction caused by venlafaxine (Effexor). By Timothy R. Berigan, MD, DDS, & Jeffrey Harazin, MD, in Psychiatry On-Line.

Antidepressants Rob Sexuality
Offers some solutions to the problem of sexual dysfunction.

Personal Health: Antidepressants and Libido
Discusses libido loss with antidepressant use and various options for dealing with this problem.

Prozac: Side Effects for Women
How Prozac may lower sex drive for women and one option for dealing with it. From The Estronaut Site.

SSRI Sexual Dysfunction
Doctors share their tips on how to treat the sexual dysfunction associated with SSRIs.

The Hypericum Homepage - Side-Effects
Patient's taking St. John's Wort have not reported sexual dysfunction as a side-effect, according to this review of the literature.

Treating the Side Effects of Antidepressants
Psychiatrist Robert Hedaya says that you don't have to learn to live with the side-effects of SSRIs.

Venlafaxine Associated Sexual Dysfunction Treated with Sildenafil
A case report on a male patient treated with sildenafil (Viagra) for sexual dysfunction caused by venlafaxine (Effexor). By Timothy R. Berigan, MD, DDS, & Jeffrey Harazin, MD, in Psychiatry On-Line.

Viagra (sildenafil)
Information on Viagra (package insert) from Pfizer

Viagra (Sildenafil) Mitigates SSRI-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
Administration of sildenafil (Viagra, Pfizer, Inc.) appears to diminish the sexual dysfunction which sometimes results from use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in both men and women, according to this 2001 report.

Wellbutrin vs. Zoloft in Causing Sexual Dysfunction
Abstract of a study which compares these two antidepressants as far as how often they cause problems of sexual dysfunction.

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