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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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Understanding Female Sexual Problems -- Prevention

If you're a woman wanting to prevent sexual problems, avoid alcohol and recreational drugs that can lessen sexual desire or impair your sexual response. Keep existing medical conditions such as diabetes under control.  Discuss side effects of medications with your doctor or pharmacist in case an alternative with fewer sexual effects is available. Relaxed, clear teaching to promote understanding of one's body and of sexual functioning, emphasizing the importance and normalcy of sexuality, is critical...

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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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