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amitriptyline hydrochloride and experiencing low sex drive

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I am having amitriptyline hydrochloride and experiencing low sex drive since then. Will this thing get cure after the completion of this medication course. I am frightened ...please help.

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replied August 1st, 2016
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Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

Low libido or decreased sex drive is a common side effect of the medicine amitriptyline. Antidperessants have side effects on sex life which may vary from impotence to lowered libido to delayed ejaculation.

Usually this side effects gradually goes away after stopping the medicine. But you should not stop the medicine abruptly on your own but taper off the dose under your physician's guidance.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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