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Medications can cause loss of libido?
RateADrug users often report a ‘worse’ or ‘much worse’ sex life as a side effect of medications. Antidepressants are well-known for reducing libido—a double-whammy, because depression itself can cause low sex drive.

To date, RateADrug users report a change in sex drive with the commonly-prescribed antidepressants Effexor XR (80 percent), Cymbalta (69.4 percent), Effexor (25 percent), Prozac (37.9 percent), Lexapro (38.9 percent), and e-effects.aspx">Pristiq (51.2 percent).

Ironically, birth control pills aren’t much better. In fact, a new study just published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women taking hormonal contraceptives were about one third more likely to suffer ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction.’ RateADrug user evaluations bear out the new study, reporting a ‘change in sex drive’ from Loestrin (33.9 percent), Ortho Tri-cyclen (31.6 percent), Yaz (36.8 percent), Yasmin (35.1 percent) and NuvaRing (48.2 percent). This may be because low-dose hormonal contraception robs the body of testosterone.

But statins, blood pressure drugs, antihistamines, chemo drugs, prostate medications, and antihistamines can also reduce sex drive. One RAD user wrote this about her blood pressure medicine: “I have never had any problem achieving orgasm in my entire life and I am now 63 (female, athletic, in shape). This drug, at only 10MG/day, has left me a basket case. I cannot achieve orgasm no matter what I do and it's like walking around with a constant physical need that can't be satisfied. ..This is beyond awful.”

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