Sexual Side Effects of Prozac
If you are taking Prozac
and begin having sex-life problems, Prozac might be to blame.
Of the many side effects
common in antidepressants, sexual side effects and weight gain are
especially bothersome. Prozac is strongly linked to sexual side
effects in both sexes. Prozac side effects include decreased
libido, erectile dysfunction, delayed or failure to achieve orgasm
and genital sensory impairment.
One recent study showed that up to 70 percent of patients taking
SSRI antidepressants like Prozac reported sexual side effects. The
good news is that these sexual side effects resolve after stopping
Prozac. For safety this should only be done under a doctor's
No one should sacrifice sexual satisfaction for psychological
health. You can have a good sex life and psychological well-being.
Deprex is a non-prescriptive, all-natural
“antidepressant” that does not cause sexual side effects, weight
gain or any other side effects commonly associated with Prozac and
other antidepressants. Deprex allows you to maintain your sexual
functioning while also addressing depression symptoms.
Certain antidepressants are more likely to cause sexual side
effects than others. Sexual side effects are one of the most
common side effects of antidepressants in the SSRI family and
least common with Wellbutrin.
Compared to Wellbutrin, sexual side effects were six times more
likely with Effexor, five times more likely with Paxil, Lexapro
and Zoloft and four times more likely with Prozac.
Old studies stated that adverse sexual side effects occurred in
less than 10 percent of patients. Those studies relied on
unprompted reporting, patients who offered information about their
In later studies doctors specifically asked patients about libido
or orgasmic difficulties, and found that almost 70 percent of
patients on SSRI antidepressants like Prozac experienced sexual
Antidepressant sexual side effects are most commonly manifested by
delayed ejaculation in men, inability to achieve an orgasm in
women and decreased sex drive in both men and women. Men taking
Prozac commonly complain that they have difficulty getting and
maintaining an erection. Women who prior to taking Prozac could
achieve multiple orgasms commonly complain that they now cannot
achieve even one orgasm. Both sexes regularly report an inability
to get aroused and non-existent libidos.
Many physicians fail to mention the potential sexual side effects
of Prozac and other antidepressants to their patients. Without
being warned about the potential sexual side effects, a patient
may have no idea that his or her sexual problems are related to
Avoiding Prozac will eliminate Prozac sexual side effects. Use
Deprex for a natural alternative to pharmaceutical
In addition to sexual side effects,
weight gain is a common
Prozac side effect. Prozac can cause serious
side effects including the
increased risk of suicide. Prozac
can also cause addiction and subsequent
withdrawal symptoms. Prozac
has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease and drug-induced
*This antidepressant drug information does not
endorse Prozac, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. The
information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible
warnings, uses, precautions, drug interactions, allergic
reactions, or adverse side effects of Prozac. If you have
questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your health
care provider or pharmacist. The information provided should not
be construed to indicate that Prozac is safe, effective or
It is important to note that you should not stop taking Prozac
without first talking to your doctor. Your doctor may need to
gradually reduce the dose before stopping Prozac completely.
Suddenly stopping Prozac may cause unpleasant and potentially
serious side effects.