Paxil CR Sexual Side Effects
There are a number of possible side effects that may occur with the use of Paxil CR. Sexual side effects are some of the most commonly reported problems. Among these possible sexual side effects of Paxil CR are impotence, orgasm problems, a decreased libido, and ejaculation problems. If you experience any Paxil CR sexual side effects, be sure to let your healthcare provider know.
Paxil CR® (paroxetine controlled release), like all selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), is known to cause certain sexual side effects. Paxil CR sexual side effects may include:
- A decreased sex drive
- Ejaculation problems
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
- Priapism (a painful erection that does not go away)
- Orgasm problems (in women).
Paxil CR Sexual Side Effects: Sex Drive
Paxil CR is known to cause a decrease in sex drive (known as libido). In previous clinical studies documenting the side effects of Paxil CR, a decreased sex drive occurred in up to 13 percent of men taking Paxil CR. This side effect was also seen in women; up to 12 percent of women reported a decrease in sex drive.
Paxil CR Sexual Side Effects: Ejaculation Problems
Paxil CR is also known to cause ejaculatory problems. These problems generally include delayed ejaculation or the inability to ejaculate. In fact, Paxil CR can be used to treat men who have problems with ejaculating too early (see Paxil CR and Premature Ejaculation).
In previous clinical studies documenting the side effects of Paxil CR, ejaculation problems occurred in up to up to 27 percent of men taking the medicine.