Celexa and Sex Drive
Celexa® (citalopram hydrobromide) is a prescription antidepressant approved for treating depression in adults.
Several sexual side effects have been reported with Celexa, and sex drive decrease is one of the more common problems seen in men using this drug (besides ejaculation problems). In clinical studies where side effects of the medication were documented, a decreased sex drive (also known as libido) occurred in up to 3.8 percent of men and 1.3 percent of women taking it.
Since sexual problems are common in people with depression, however, it can be difficult to tell whether a decrease in sex drive is actually caused by Celexa or due to the depression itself.
(Click Celexa Sexual Side Effects for more information about Celexa and sex drive, to find out what other sexual problems have been reported with this antidepressant, and to learn about possible treatment options for these side effects.)