Health & Fitness: Sensuous Side Effect

Doctors warn that it is not an aphrodisiac or a "sex pill." But a drug developed by Burroughs Wellcome to treat depression does have an interesting side effect: it increases sexual desire. Of 60 test subjects who took Wellbutrin at San Diego's Crenshaw Clinic, 63% had heightened libidos, a study reports this week. The effects of the drug, which is not on the market, were felt only by the sexually dysfunctional and were not always welcome. "One woman was orgasmic for the first time," says Researcher Theresa Crenshaw. "She said she was assailed by sexual feelings, and it was quite annoying."


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