Viagra may mute sexual side effects of antidepressants for women

7/23/2008

NEW YORK A study has indicated that women who have difficulty becoming sexually aroused from taking antidepressants may benefit from drugs for male impotence.

The study, which appeared Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that women taking Pfizer’s Viagra experienced orgasms than those taking a placebo.

Research has found that antidepressants impair sexual functioning in 70 percent of men and women.

Women who participated in the survey received Viagra or a placebo over an eight-week period and were told to take it one to two hours before having sex. Women who took Viagra did not experience increased sexual desire, but did experience increased sexual satisfaction.

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