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Increased libido in a woman treated with fluvoxamine: a case report

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Objective: The aim of this paper is to describe a case of increased libido during fluvoxamine therapy.

Method: Single case report.

Results: The patient, a 27-year-old married Japanese woman with borderline personality disorder, developed an increased libido with the administration of fluvoxamine. The increased libido disappeared after fluvoxamine was discontinued.

Conclusion: The present findings suggest that fluvoxamine can cause increased libido in some patients.

Keywords: fluvoxamine; libido; side effect

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan

Publication date: April 1, 2001

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