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The official literature (from Eli Lilly, FDA, et al) only lists negative side effects, saying about 1% have decreased libido, plus 2% of men have performance problems. Then there are anecdotes of people who avoided sex due to urinary discomfort. On the other hand, many people attest to increased libido and/or performance on Strattera. However, some of that might be because their illness was under control and they felt better about their lives, rather than any direct pharmacological effect.

Final answer: it's a roll of the dice, could be good or bad for your sex life, or quite possibly have no effect.

There is significant anecdotal evidence of sexual effects from this drug. Alterations in urine flow, alterations in ejaculation, and impotence. This effect seems to occur very quickly for those so effected.

OK, just took a 60mg pill for the first time ever about 2 hrs ago. Felt super horny, so I proceed accordingly... limp erection, weird precum, and straining sensation when I ejaculated. I was more focused than usual though! - by Wiiwacky on 13 April 2009

I just started taking Straterra about a month ago. I didn't notice my sex drive increase until about a week ago when I went up to 80mg. I started having sex more often, had very strong orgasms, and in a couple of cases had two orgasms within 10 minutes, something I have never had happen before. I didn't even think about it being related to the straterra until tonight after it happened again, so I thought I'd research it. There really isn't a lot of evidence for it, but I'm definitely thinking it has an effect.

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