Fast Five Quiz: Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder/Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Christine Isaacs, MD


April 03, 2019

SSRIs are the most common medication-associated cause of FSIAD/HSDD. Sexual dysfunction is noted to occur in up to 56% of female patients taking SSRIs. The majority of women who discontinue SSRIs cite side effects of sexual dysfunction as a major reason for doing so.

Acetaminophen, NSAIDs, vitamins D and B12, and cephalosporin, macrolide, and quinolone antibiotics are not implicated in FSIAD/HSDD.

For more on pharmacologic causes of FSIAD/HSDD, read here.


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