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Xanax sexual side effectsAlprazolam or Xanax is the remedy of the benzodiazepine type that is mainly used for panic as well as anxiety disorder treatment. The drug may be helpful in cases of depression or sleep disorders, too. Nevertheless, along with benefits this treatment can lead to health issues that are the reasons for concern. Xanax sexual side effects are just one of the issues.

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the inability of a male to get an erection, which is hard enough for a successful and satisfying intercourse. Xanax is one of remedies that are regarded as impotence contributing factors.

How Often Does Xanax Influence Libido?

Xanax is popular for being able to contribute changes to the person’s libido. Around 14.4% of males have reported a decreased libido after taking Alprazolam. Yet, in some cases Xanax increased libido, too. Around 7.7% of all males, who took the pills to treat their panic disorder, have reported increased sex drive. Males, who took the drug for their anxiety disorders, were at a lower risk of libido changes.

Around 7.4% of males on Xanax for panic disorders have faced the issue of ED. Some males have Xanax sexual side effects other than ED (achieving orgasm and ejaculating problems).

Why Xanax Causes Erectile Problems?

There are several alprazolam-related side effects that may interfere with sex life of a male. The medication works depressing the central nervous system and affecting libido. When libido is decreased, getting an erection is very hard. When Xanax is consumed along with any strong drink, it leads to temporary ED.

Unfortunately, scientists aren’t able to show clearly how Xanax causes impotence in males. Yet there’s one thing that remain clear: if you already have ED complications, Alprazolam is likely to make them worse.

Note that the appearance of Xanax sexual side effects is never guaranteed, because every male reacts to the chemicals differently. It should also be pointed out that it may be difficult to learn whether impotence has occurred due to Alprazolam only or due to some other triggers as well.

Some women may experience side effects, too. In females they are connected with the brain activity as Xanax mainly affects the brain. Yet males are more prone to sexual complications.

How to Cope with Sexual Side Effects of Xanax?

When you are sure that Xanax is the trigger of your sexual problems, the side effects should be immediately discussed with a healthcare professional. He will be able to assist with dose adjustment. Some males are prescribed drugs other than Alprazolam as their ED condition becomes really severe. This is mainly done when the medication was prescribed to treat some mood symptoms like anxiety. Get ready to some withdrawal symptoms like irritability and dizziness, nausea and increased heart rate.

Xanax sexual side effects are rare, when compared to such adverse reactions like headache, dizziness or constipation; however, no one is protected. If first complications are noticed, don’t wait till they turn into a permanent issue! Call your doctor!

Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Author: Dr. Andrew J. Olson

Dr. Andrew J. Olson is a PHD in psychiatry. He is also a psychiatrist consultant at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. He also serves as a Clinical Director of the Department of Psychiatry, at Royal Marsden Hospital, in London, UK.


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Alprazolam or Xanax is the remedy of the benzodiazepine type that is mainly used for panic as well as anxiety disorder treatment. The drug may be helpful in cases of depression or sleep disorders, too. Nevertheless, along with benefits this treatment can lead to health issues that are the reasons for concern. Xanax sexual side effects are just one of the issues. Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the inability of a male to get an erection, which is hard enough for a successful and satisfying intercourse. Xanax is one of remedies that are regarded as impotence contributing factors. How Often…
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