Our sexual functioning is also governed by medicines which we use in our daily life for our chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid issues.

In general, sexual problems may be associated/ reported with any medication—however, the severity and frequency of sexual problems associated with different groups (and even within these groups) of medicines varies significantly.

Some medicines may have more impact on our sexual desire, some more arousal or erection, and some on orgasm or satisfaction.

A disturbance in one type of sexual functioning could, of course, impact other aspects of sexual functioning—a man having erectile difficulty may subsequently find ejaculation a newer or bigger problem now, leading to loss of sexual desire.

List of Drug Classes causing sexual dysfunctions:

  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants
  • Anxiolytics
  • Antacids
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Anticoagulants
  • Statins
  • Oral Hypoglycemics