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How do medications treat low sex drive?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Medications are not always needed to treat a low sex drive, but they can help if the underlying cause is physical. For people whose low libido is caused by low levels of testosterone or estrogen, medications in the form of hormone therapy may help. Hormone supplements are available in many forms, including patches, pills, and gels. These medications may help re-balance the hormones that are responsible for your sex drive. Certain medications can also cause low sex drive, so if you think that's the case, talk to your doctor about switching medications.

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