Belonging to the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants, Zoloft is a prescription drug that can cause sexual side effects in both men and women. To know for sure if you will experience any Zoloft side effects is difficult, and if you do develop any side effects it is also hard to tell if they are caused by Zoloft intake or other factors, and after taking these uncertainties into consideration many are opting to consult with a Zoloft Lawyer.
The most common side effect of Zoloft consumption in its consumers is the decrease of libido, also known as sex drive. The clinical studies of Zoloft’s potential side effects reported, a decreased sex drive occurred in up to 11 percent of people taking the drug for various reasons.The highest percentage of people who suffered from lowered sex drive where those who took Zoloft for obsessive-compulsive disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (11% each) while the lowest percentage came from those who were taking Zoloft for depression (1%).
In men however, the sexual side effects seem to be more severe. Several studies show that Zoloft can cause ejaculation failure, impotence, and even priapism (which is prolonged or painful erection). Women can also be affected sexually by the use of Zoloft, there have been claims that some women have problems reaching even just one orgasm during intercourse while taking the drug when previous multiple organisms could be reached before.Reports do show however, if taken off Zoloft or even if given a lesser dosage of the drug, many of the sexual side effects do subside, however this can also be a problem since the depression that the drug was helping to fight against also usually resurfaces.
Numerous physicians neglect to advise their patients about the potential sexual side effects of Zoloft usage; without being warned about the potential sexual side effects, many patients may have no idea that their sexual problems are related to the antidepressant. If you believe that your sexual problems are a side effect of Zoloft consumption, then knowing your legal options would be logical. If you would like more information on your legal options, visit with a Zoloft Lawyer as soon as possible, many Zoloft lawyers will give you a free consultation and not charge you unless you get compensated in your case.