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Sildenafil in the Treatment of SSRI-Induced Sexual Dysfunction: A Pilot Study

By Marina Damis, Yatin Patel and George M. Simpson


Background: Sexual dysfunction is a well-documented side effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Commonly reported side effects include erectile impotence, anorgasmia, ejaculatory delay, pain, loss of sensation, and decreased pleasure. Early reports of the reversal of sexual dysfunction after using sildenafil in male and female patients receiving various types and dosages of SSRIs are promising and prompted this study. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of oral sildenafil on reported secondary sexual dysfunction in patients concurrently treated with SSRIs

Topics: Original Articles
Publisher: Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc.
Year: 1999
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Provided by: PubMed Central
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