These drugs are known to adversely affect sex drive. If you're taking any of these drugs, Drs. Laura and Jennifer Berman, two of the nation's leading experts in sexual health, suggest you ask your physician about alternatives that have less impact on sexual function.

Antihypertensive Agents:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Beta-adrenergic blocker Inderal, Lopressor,Corgard,
Blocadren, Tenormin
High Blood Pressure
Calcium channel blocker Adalat, Procardia, Calan, Isoptin, Verelan, Cardizem, Dilacor XR, Tiazac High Blood Pressure
Antidepressants:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Tricyclic antidepressant Anafranil, Elavil, Tofranil, Sinequan, Pamelor Depression
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRRI)

Prozac, Zoloft,
Paxil
Depression
Sedatives:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Antianxiety Xanax, Valium Anxiety

Neuroleptics:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Antipsychotic Thorazine,
Haldol, Zyprexa
Psychotic disorders, manic phase of mania depression, severe nausea or vomiting, preoperative sedation
Anticonvulsants:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Anticonvulsant, hypnotic Luminal, Dilantin, Mysoline, Tegretol Seizures
Antiulcer drugs:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
H2 receptor antagonist Tagamet Ulcers

Birth control pills:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Progestin-dominant oral contraceptive Ortho 7/7/7, Cyclen, Tricyclen

Birth Control
Anticancer drugs:
Drug type: Brand names: Prescribed for:
Tamoxifen Nolvadex Breast cancer