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Sexual Dysfunction Causes: Medicines

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Some medicines may cause a decrease in your desire for sex or in your body's ability to make sex pleasurable (such as vaginal dryness or inability to have an erection). These medicines include:

If you are taking a prescription medicine and think it might be interfering with your sexual interest and activity, talk with your doctor. He or she may be able to change your dosage or substitute another medicine that does not have these side effects.

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Take your medicines exactly as prescribed. Call your doctor if you think you are having a problem with your medicine.

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Last Updated: May 29, 2012
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