An Overview of Seroquel Sexual Side Effects
fumarate) is known to cause certain sexual side effects, including:
Seroquel and Effects on Sex Drive
Seroquel can cause changes in sex drive (known as libido). In clinical studies documenting Seroquel side effects
, an increased sex drive affected between 1 in every 100 and 1 in every 1,000 people. Less than 1 in every 1,000 people reported a decreased sex drive while taking the drug.
Seroquel and Impotence
Impotence is a relatively rare side effect of Seroquel. Between 1 in every 100 and 1 in every 1,000 men taking it have reported problems with impotence.
Seroquel, Sexual Side Effects, and Suggestions
It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop any of these Seroquel sexual side effects. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects while taking the drug, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by the condition being treated or by Seroquel itself. This is because sexual symptoms are common with a number of the conditions that Seroquel is used to treat.
If you develop sexual side effects while taking Seroquel, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend treatment options. Depending on how severe your Seroquel sexual side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Seroquel dosage
or try another medication for schizophrenia
or bipolar disorder