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Does Fluoxetine (Prozac) Decrease Sex ?

About two or three weeks ago, I was perscribed 20mg Fluoxetine (Prozac) by a pyschiatrist for Obsessive Compulsive disorder. A week ago, my dosage was increased to 30mg, and I've noticed a very sharp decline in my libido. My question is, can this be attributed to the medication. If so, what's the cause?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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thanks for your query.
Fluoxetine is SSRI i.e selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, which is an antidepressant medicine... this class of drugs are also used for Obsessive compulsive disorder... this class of drugs are known to cause sexual dysfunction mostly problem in erection... this side effects are dose dependent... after stopping the drug...the sexual functioning improves gradually.... but if your OCD symptoms are worsening with stopping the have to continue the drug & try for other alternatives for sexual difficulties... kindly consult the matter with your treating psychiatrist...
take care...
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Yes Prozac reduces the sex drive this has been told by my Doctor. He said to start with it and later he said he will change it as the symptoms get better. I do not know if my symptoms are gone or not,. any body please help me. I am not as weird as my Doctor thought . I take the medicines now and ok ok now.

Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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the only way it affected my sex drive was, it basically acted like a viagra pill, i found that i lasted a lot longer, hencethewife was very pleased, it doesn't mean it will be the same for evry1.

Answered: Fri, 15 Jan 2010
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