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What medications can lower a man's sex drive?

Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatry
Drugs used to treat certain health issues can also lower his desire. The biggest culprits: A class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that boost the brain chemical serotonin. These medications can be a godsend for depression, but they can also lower sex drive (and can delay orgasm and ejaculation) in many men who take them. Other medications that can dampen desire include those used to treat high blood pressure or cholesterol, ulcers, anxiety, prostate cancer, and even hair loss.

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