Could antidepressants, such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), cause ED? What if ED symptoms linger even after going off these medicines?
One woman in the WebMD Erectile Dysfunction Community says that her husband has been on and off SSRIs for 9 years. And now that he’s off them, he still has ED.
Urologist Sheldon Marks, MD, says SSRIs do have an effect on sexual health. But they are less likely to cause ED and more likely to slow down ejaculation and orgasm.
If you're experiencing ED, Marks says you should get a full work-up from your doctor. It's important to rule out any more serious conditions that could be the cause, like diabetes or heart disease. After your work-up, get evaluated by a urologist to choose the best treatment options for you.