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Does citalopram cause permanent erectile dysfunction or are

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Does citalopram cause permanent erectile dysfunction or are the effects only temporary with patients returning to their original function?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you today. I look forward to working with you.

How long have you been on the citalopram?

Do yuo have any other medical problems or take any other medications?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Doctor i used only 10 mg of citalopram for one and a half months for anxiety. I had a bit of erectile dysfunction during this period however since i have stopped the drug my erections have returned successfully to have intercourse successfully. I am taking a little while to get going sometimes however this also occurred occasionally before the antidepressants. Does it sound like the drug has had a permanent effect even though i only took for this short time? Or am i simply reading into nothing!

thanks

Expert:  Dr. Y. replied 2 years ago.
I think you are reading into nothing. Once the drug is out of your system, it can take a few months to completely return to normal. it sounds to me like you have already returned to normal. I would not worry about this. Hope this helps.
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