Drugs That Cause Low Sex Drive in Women.

While not many studies have been done, there have been drugs that have been associated with low sex drive in women as highlighted in this article.

As I was going through a popular Facebook group, I came across a man who was asking for reasons why the wife no longer wanted to go neanderthal with him.

As usual, some topics are gender-sensitive and the women came out defending their own asking the man if he marinates his woman well before business and all those questions.

There are many psychological, social, and financial reasons as to why libido could be going down but today, I want to highlight only medicines/drugs that could be turning us cold for both men and women.

Not many studies have been done on women’s low libido because come on, it is only men we mount so much pressure on when it comes to sexual performance and prowess while the woman just lies there kimende style and thinks of the queen of England and flowers.

Frustrated Black Woman Sitting on Bed

There have been drugs that have been found to lower libido as you will find out.

Drugs That Cause Low Sex Drive in Women.

The culprit could be right in your medicine cabinet and mostly affects key hormones responsible for sex serotonin, prolactin, testosterone, and estrogen.

There are  major categories and  miscellaneous drugs and they are as follows

  1. Anti-anxiety medicines e.g., benzodiazepines
  2. Anti-seizure / anti-convulsant e.g., phenytoin, phenobarbital, Tegretol
  3. Antidepressants all classes are culprits
  4. Contraceptives – they can either increase or quash libido depending on the choice. They decrease free testosterone in women and cause vaginal atrophy (vagina reduction in size that is unhealthy) and dyspareunia (painful intercourse).
  5. Some anti-hypertensives (blood pressure medicines)
  6. Digoxin
  7. Steroids e.g., prednisolone
  8. Antifungal’s fluconazole and ketoconazole
  9. Antihistamine’s egg chlorpheniramine is commonly found in cough and cold medicines or allergy medicines
  10. Opioid pain relievers codeine, methadone, etc.

We can not exhaust the list but these are the documented drugs.

Lady Taking Medicine

This should lead got the realization that if you are sexually active you should make an informed decision when buying over-the-counter medication and if prescribed you should talk to your doctor extensively before going home and taking the medication.

Talk to your pharmacist before use or leaving some drugs so they can either replace or advise you otherwise. Avoid over-the-counter medication as much as you can. change of hormonal to non-hormonal or contraceptives with less effect is advised too.

*Bremelanotide is a drug that is used to treat low sexual desire in women who have not gone through menopause and have not had a low sexual desire in the past.

It is not to be used for emotional mental or those using medications causing low libido. Should be used with doctor’s prescription and supervision