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Can Strattera cause sexual side effects in adults?

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Answered 2010-01-21 02:32:25

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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Mixing Lexapro and Strattera can cause a few side effects. The Lexapro can cause the Strattera to build up in the blood more. This causes dry mouth, sleep problems, dizziness, loss of appetite and heart palpitations.

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i have been on lithium for 2 years and have had sexual side effects. i hear if you try an antidepressent such as wellbutrin (that has low sexual side effects) than it could help.

Sure, most drugs can be prescribed for extended periods of time. Certainly antidepressants (Strattera is a failed antidepressant) are prescribed as such. No studies have examined the long-term effects of Strattera, and therefore it is not recommended that Strattera be used in the long-term. In fact, the Strattera drug information specifically states,"Strattera is not for long-term use." Be careful with drugs like Strattera (antidepressants in general): their specific effects on the brain and their long-term effects are not well-known. These drugs can permanently alter your brain chemistry and cause a variety of secondary effects (for which you'll be prescribed more medications). Of course, this is just my opinion, and it is based on anecdotal evidence. Be cautious.

See your doctor. Adderall can cause tics, but not Strattera.

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The most common side effects that Strattera causes in children include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, abdominal pain, drowsiness, headache and a decrease in appetite. There are also some other less common side effects and some side effects that rarely occur. For a complete breakdown of them all and the frequency at which they occur, please refer to the related link below.

: No, it should not. It should cause you to be more focused. Keep in mind that Strattera has been shown to cause depression and suicidal thoughts in children.

No lamictal doesn't cause sexual side effects. It's probably your underlying condition of bipolar disorder or depression itself. It doesn't affect serotonin like the SSRI antidepressants which cause sexual disfunction instead it works through and independent mode of action acting as an antagonist at the NMDA receptor.

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What would you be taking the Strattera for? If your doctor thinks your symptoms can be helped by strattera, then hopefully that is what will happen! One doesn't necessarily have to have ADHD to have the benefits of this medication, at least that is what the dr's have told me. As for the side effects, that's another story, I heard, among other things, it can cause high blood pressure. You should consult your physician for these answers.

The preferred medications for bipolar are the mood stabilizers, they are very unlikely to cause sexual side effects. Its the antidepressants that most frequently cause such side effects, and they are usually avoided in most bipolar treatment due to the risk of breakthrough mania.

Strattera's most common side effects are stomach upset (including nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia or indigestion, appetite decrease, fatigue, and mood swings).

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