Antidepressant taken by millions is being dished out to men struggling with premature ejaculation
Depending on who you ask, sertraline will either 'save your life' or morph you into something resembling a sexless zombie.
And it's precisely that side effect sparking alarm among psychiatrists.
In fact, men battling premature ejaculation are now even getting the powerful anti-depressant, taking advantage of the libido-killer in pursuit of lasting longer in bed.
University College London's ProfessorJoanna Moncrieff, a world-renowned voice in her field, wants the medical community to urgently 'rethink' how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as sertraline are dished out due to its consequential effects on the sex lives of millions.
Concern is growing that an overdependence on SSRIs to treat depression may leave some users low on libidoeven years after they stop taking the daily pills.
Explaining her point extremely bluntly, Professor Moncrieff told MailOnline: 'I do not think anyone should go anywhere near them.'
Brits with mental health problems are increasingly being prescribed the drug, which works by altering the brain's internal chemistry, to help them function in their day-to-day lives.