How can medication affect my vagina?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Many common medications such as birth-control pills, antihistamines, and anti-depressants can cause vaginal dryness, which already is an issue after age 40 because of lower estrogen. As a rule of thumb, medications that list dry mouth as a side effect also cause vaginal dryness. Low libido is another common side effect associated with hormonal changes and certain medications, especially anti-depressants in the SSRI (serotonin reuptake inhibitors) category.

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