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While taking Remeron, sexual side effects may occur, such as changes in sex drive, ejaculation problems, and impotence. However, because sexual symptoms are common with depression, it can be difficult to know whether these problems are due to depression or Remeron. If you are taking Remeron and sexual side effects occur, your healthcare provider can recommend treatment options.
Remeron Sexual Side Effects: An OverviewRemeron® (mirtazapine), like many antidepressants, is known to cause certain sexual side effects. With Remeron, these side effects may include:
Changes in Sex Drive
Remeron is known to cause changes in a person's sex drive (known as libido). In clinical studies where the side effects of Remeron were documented, an increased sex drive was reported as an infrequent side effect of the medication, occurring in between 1 in 100 to 1 in 1,000 people. A decreased sex drive was not reported as a side effect of the medication.
Remeron is also known to cause ejaculation problems, such as delayed ejaculation or an inability to ejaculate. In studies, these problems were reported rarely (in fewer than 1 in 1,000 men taking the drug).
Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. In studies, this was an infrequent side effect of Remeron, occurring in between 1 in 100 to 1 in 1,000 men taking it.