I started 60mg cymbalta and my sex drive has gone from HUGE to NOTHING within 30 days. I don't even wake up with an erection anymore. I am male 20.
The Arizona sexual experience scale, used to identify sexual side effects, was used prospectively in 4 major depressive disorder placebo-controlled trials showed that male patients treated with duloxetine (the active ingredient contained in Cymbalta) experienced significantly more sexual dysfunction than patients treated with placebo.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal orgasm/anorgasmia, decreased libido, delayed ejaculation, ejaculation disorder, erectile dysfunction, urinary frequency
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abnormal urine odor, dysuria, gynecological hemorrhage, menopausal symptoms, micturition urgency, nocturia, pollakiuria, polyuria, sexual dysfunction, testicular pain, urinary hesitation
Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreased urine flow, galactorrhea, menstrual disorder, urinary retention.
Hi, Gotenks! The Physician's Desk Reference reports that in clinical/field trials 3% of Cymbalta users reported a decrease in libido. 1.5% of subjects receiving a placebo also reported the same effect.
Not that this information helps if you're in that 3%. Talk to your doctor ~ there are medications that can correct this or you might consider switching to a more neutral antidepressant.
Good luck!! WCV
Gotenks; You already have some good answers and just about all the medications in this group have this problem, But don't worry tell your doctor about this it's nothing to be embarrassed about and I know my doctor had a list of which medications worked best to take care of this problem Just in case DR. DOES not say much the 3 I remember was Wellbutrin sr, Buspar, and Viagra to name a few the Wellbutrin worked the best for myself. It is very important that you continue to take your medication as directed So make sure to ask your doctor there are ways around this. Chuck1957
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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