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Effexor Sexual Side Effects

If a person develops sexual side effects while taking Effexor, it can be difficult to know whether these symptoms are caused by the medicine itself or depression, since such problems are commonly reported in people who have depression. Examples of sexual side effects that can occur with Effexor include ejaculation problems, impotence, and a decreased sex drive.

Does Effexor Cause Sexual Side Effects?

Effexor® (venlafaxine hydrochloride), like a lot of medicine used to treat depression, is known to cause certain sexual side effects. Effexor sexual side effects may include:
  • Ejaculation problems
  • Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
  • A decreased sex drive
  • Priapism (which is a painful erection of the penis that does not go away).

 

 

 

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