Could your meds affect your sex life?

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December 3, 2012 | 3 Comments


  1. Flouroquinolone drugs (Avelox, Cipro and Levaquin) have severe sexual side effects. Many users report lack of sexual response, loss of interest and I have even heard of one case of sexual identity change.

    • Rather interestingly, fluoroquinolones have been shown to help treat premature ejaculation. Isn’t it interesting that both SSRIs and these antibiotics can be used to treat premature ejaculation, yet medics are very coy about the notion of them causing enduring sexual dysfunction? The authors of this paper thought that treating the infection treated the premature ejaculation. They had not considered that the antibiotic might do something very strange to sexual function. It seems that Drs are not very curious about the mechanisms by which their treatments ‘work’.

  2. Also experiencing the same problem of loosing interest sex and erection problem. I suspected the changes to be the effect of ciproflaxacin i am taking. That i why i googled its effect on erection and i came across this article and the above comment on Flouroquinolone drug, including ciproflaxacin

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