Rx and Sexual Arousal
A common concern among women and clinicians is the potentially adverse affect of medications on sexual arousal (libido), especially the SSRI group of anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medications.
Clinically speaking, we do not find that SSRI medications interfere with libido, unless the woman is on the high end of dosage for very severe anxiety and/or depression. Of course, it does not take much for the woman to kill her orgasm, but that should not be attributed to the medications as the cause.
A new study (see below) just published points in the same direction within the non-depressed 40-62 years old female population who are taking a typical dose of 10 or 20mg of escitalopram (Lexapro).