Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
160 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Does taking Prozac lower the testosterone level?

I was recently prescribed Prozac for my OCD. Being that some of the side effects of Prozac include reduced libido, anorgasmia, and an inability to achieve or maintain an erection, does this mean that taking Prozac can potentially lower my testosterone level? I have only been taking the medication for four days, and I have already noticed that I am unable to achieve an erection.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Drug/Medication ,   ,  
Urologist 's  Response
Hi
As far as I am aware Prozac does not interfere with testosterone levels in the body. It cause problems with erection by different chemical methods. If you are worried about the erection problems due to prozac then please contact your doctor who prescribed it to consider change of medications.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am currently taking prozac seroquel and concerta including stelazine and i am curious if any of these medications especially concerta would...

Recent questions on  Anorgasmia

doctor1 MD

I had a radical hysterectomy 10 years ago and my sex drive has never been the same. This has become a huge issue in my relationship because I was...

doctor1 MD

Sir can SSRI like. nexito can be taken lifetime?? Actually i suffer from slight OCD and panic disorder...and i remain very healthy after taking...

doctor1 MD

My question is how to treat ED and anorgasmia . I m a kidney transplant patient. The cause for failure unknown unless NSAIDS as prescribed. I...

doctor1 MD

My wife is 51 years old and is now unable to have an orgasm. It has never been a problem until just 3 or 4 months ago. I researched her medication...

doctor1 MD

I was recently prescribed Prozac for my OCD. Being that some of the side effects of Prozac include reduced libido, anorgasmia, and an inability to...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I was on zosert 100mg daily for almost 6 months and now stopped it abruptly.After that, quantity of my semen is reduced .In fact i can only...