Xanax Can Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Can Xanax Cause Erectile Dysfunction? [Yes]

By Johnathan P Cumberwell

What is Xanax?

Xanax is a medication used for treating anxiety disorders. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. These act on the brain and central nervous system to produce a calming effect.

The question is: Can Xanax cause sexual side effect such as erectile dysfunction?

It is already documented that many medications have these side effects, and this is particularly true for medications to treat psychological issues.

Xanax has in fact been studied rigorously since it is a medication that is use by many people. And more than one research study has found that it can indeed cause erectile dysfunction. You find some of these studies here, here and here.

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But erectile dysfunction is not the only side effect reported from taking Xanax. Other reported side effects are: anorgasmia, delayed ejaculation, low libido, and orgasm dysfunction. 

How does this medication cause ED?

We don’t have a precise answer, but it is believed it has to do with how it affects the central nervous system, and how it impacts dopamine production as well as other neurotransmitters.

What are my takeaways from this?

Firstly, that medications typically have one or more side effects. That is one reason why I try to never take any medication unless absolutely necessary.

Secondly (and speaking for myself), if I were taking Xanax, I would with this new information try to get off it.

And thirdly, I would try to find natural solutions to overcome my mental problems.

To read the source article, please go here.