I have been taking Lexapro (generic) for about a week now and it's already helping me tremendously. However, I have experienced a pretty drastic loss of sexual desire and am hoping that it will go away as my body acclimates to the drug; I would hate to have to stop taking it. If anyone has gone through this experience and could offer some guidance, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Hello Juniperhch. The numbers vary in regards to being a female or male and if you are taking it for depression or anxiety. But the general number is about 7% of users see a decrease in thier libido. In the case of Lexapro as well as the other drugs, for a lack of sex drive a adjustment is made to the dose.(usually always a decrease) and that often helps to solve the problem. If that doesn't work, the drug is dropped and another takes its place. Regards, pledge
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