Viibryd and Sexual Side Effects
Ejaculation or Orgasm Problems
Viibryd may cause delayed ejaculation, or the inability to ejaculate in a timely manner, in men. It may also cause abnormal orgasm, such as the inability to achieve an orgasm, in both men and women.
In clinical studies, delayed ejaculation was reported in 2 percent of men taking Viibryd. Four percent of men and 2 percent of women taking Viibryd had abnormal orgasm. None of the men or women taking a placebo experienced problems with ejaculation or orgasm.
Impotence, or erectile dysfunction (ED), is a condition in which the penis does not become firm enough, or stay firm enough, for sexual intercourse. Although a man may occasionally experience problems with getting or maintaining an erection, erectile dysfunction describes repeated problems with erections. In clinical studies, impotence occurred in 2 percent of men taking Viibryd, compared with 1 percent of men taking a placebo.
Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will develop sexual side effects with Viibryd. In addition, depression itself can cause sexual dysfunction. Therefore, it can be difficult to know if sexual problems are due to Viibryd use or depression, especially in the beginning of treatment.
If you develop sexual side effects while taking Viibryd, talk with your healthcare provider. Although it may be embarrassing to discuss your sexual health with your healthcare provider, he or she can help you manage these troubling side effects. Do not stop taking your medication, or reduce your dosage, on your own. Doing so may cause other serious problems, including a return or worsening of your depression.