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Does Prozac Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

My husband was prescribed generic Prozac today for depression. Last year he had a prostatectomy due to CA. I see a side effect is sexual dysfunction. He is just returning to more normal erections without meds. How prevalent is the side effect of sexual dysfunction with Prozac?
Thu, 31 May 2018
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I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I see his situation very difficult because prostatectomy is very risky for erectile dysfunction since it can permanently damage nerves. Also depression itself leads to low sexual desire and Prozac itself has side effects of erectile dysfunction. I recommend to try to solve depression with psychotherapy and to stop taking drugs.

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Does Prozac Cause Erectile Dysfunction?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I see his situation very difficult because prostatectomy is very risky for erectile dysfunction since it can permanently damage nerves. Also depression itself leads to low sexual desire and Prozac itself has side effects of erectile dysfunction. I recommend to try to solve depression with psychotherapy and to stop taking drugs. Hope I have answered the question.Let me know if I can assist you further.