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Surmontil Sexual Side Effects

Impotence and changes in sex drive are among the sexual problems that have been reported with Surmontil. Sexual side effects are also common in people with depression, however -- so it's difficult to determine whether these problems are actually caused by Surmontil itself. If you do develop any Surmontil sexual side effects, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may recommend treatment, adjust your Surmontil dosage, or prescribe a different antidepressant.

An Overview of Surmontil Sexual Side Effects

Surmontil® (trimipramine maleate) is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of depression. It is part of a group of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. As with all medicines, Surmontil has possible side effects. Some of these side effects can affect a person's sexual well-being. In the case of Surmontil, a few sexual side effects have been reported (although the exact percentages were not reported).

Sexual Side Effects with Surmontil

In clinical studies using Surmontil to treat depression, the following sexual side effects were reported:
  • Changes in sex drive (libido), including an increased sex drive or decreased sex drive.
  • Impotence. Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
The exact percentages of people who experienced these side effects were not reported.

Surmontil, Sexual Side Effects, and Suggestions

It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know beforehand whether you will develop any sexual side effects while taking Surmontil. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or Surmontil itself.
However, if you do develop any sexual side effects while taking Surmontil, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. There is treatment that he or she may be able to recommend, such as an erectile dysfunction medication. Depending on how severe your Surmontil sexual side effects are, he or she may also recommend that you adjust your Surmontil dosage or try a different medication for depression.
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