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How can I keep antidepressants from affecting my sex life?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
Talk with your doctor. You might switch to a different medication or use a lower dose. Pay attention to when you’re not in the mood. This may be within two hours after your scheduled dose, so sex hours before your scheduled dose may be better. Your doctor also can discuss whether a medication to counteract any sexual side effects or enhance your sex life is an option.

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