Ativan and Sex Drive

Ativan® (lorazepam) can cause several side effects, including changes in sex drive. Ativan has been shown to cause sexual problems such as an increased or decreased sex drive, as well as other types of sexual dysfunction (including impotence and orgasm problems).
In clinical studies, the most common sexual effect of the drug was a decreased sex drive. However, it is also possible for the medication to cause an increased sex drive.
Clinical studies have also shown that Ativan may cause impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction, or ED), as well as a less satisfying orgasm or an inability to achieve orgasm.
It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop any of these sexual side effects. If you notice a change in your sex drive while taking this medicine, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend. Depending on the severity of your side effects, your healthcare provider may recommend that you adjust your dosage or try another medication.
(Click Ativan Sexual Side Effects for more information on how this medication can cause sexual side effects, such as impotence, orgasm problems, and changes in sex drive.)
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