Topamax and loss of interest in sex?

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    Has anyone else had a serious decrease in their sex drive on Topamax? Mine is almost nil now & I don't know what to do... it's going to affect my relationship soon but I need the medicine.... any solutions? Tony.





    Dear Tony;


    Yes, decreased libido is a know potential side effect of Topamax. It's also dosage-dependent, so it occurs more frequently as the dosage increases.


    Please discuss this with your doctor. A decrease in Topamax dosage might help. It could also be that a change in medications is in order.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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Published On: January 14, 2010