View Full Version : Are there meds that counter sexual side effects of SSRIs?

05-10-12, 09:10 PM
Today my psychiatrist prescribed me Fluoxetine, the generic of Prozac. He said it has possible sexual side effects such as decreased libido. Chances are I will experience that side effect since it's happened to me when I've taken SSRIs in the past. I was wondering if there are any drugs that can counteract these side effects. Any information would be appreciated because I hate having decreased libido :mad:.

05-10-12, 09:37 PM
We have to separate the sexual function into two parts: The "wanting to" and the "act". The prozac and other SSRI's killed both for me.

Viagra or Levitra can bring back the "act", but the I don't think there is a drug out there that will bring back the "wanting to" part....

Good luck with the Prozac.

05-16-12, 06:44 PM
There are studies that show that augmentation of an ssri with mirtazapine helps counter the sexual side effects. I have personal experience with this; Zoloft makes me completely impotent but lowering my dose and adding mirtazapine has led to significant improvement.