Drugs That Can Affect Sexual Response 

As two of the leading experts in sexual health, Drs. Laura and Jennifer Berman identify the following drugs that can have a large effect on your sexual response. It is recommended that you consult with your physician about alternative drugs available and have less effects on your sexual function.

Antihypertensive Agents: 

 

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Beta-adrenergic blocker

Inderal, Lopressor,Corgard,
Blocadren, Tenormin

High Blood Pressure

Calcium channel blocker

Adalat, Procardia, Calan, Isoptin, Verelan, Cardizem, Dilacor XR, Tiazac

High Blood Pressure 

 

Antidepressants: 

 

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Tricyclic antidepressant

Anafranil, Elavil, Tofranil, Sinequan, Pamelor

Depression

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRRI)

Prozac, Zoloft,
Paxil

Depression

 

Sedatives:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Antianxiety

Xanax, Valium

Anxiety

 

Neuroleptics:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Antipsychotic

Thorazine,
Haldol, Zyprexa

Psychotic disorders, manic phase of mania depression, severe nausea or vomiting, preoperative sedation

 

Anticonvulsants:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Anticonvulsant, hypnotic

Luminal, Dilantin, Mysoline, Tegretol

Seizures

 

Antiulcer drugs:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

H2 receptor antagonist

Tagamet

Ulcers

 

Birth control pills:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Progestin-dominant oral contraceptive

Ortho 7/7/7, Cyclen, Tricyclen

Birth Control

 

Anticancer drugs:

Drug type:

Brand names:

Prescribed for:

Tamoxifen

Nolvadex

Breast cancer

Source: For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life 

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