Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
What common prescription heart and blood pressure medicines contribute to Erectile Dysfunction?
A: There are several classes of pharmaceuticals that are used for treating hypertension and cardiac conditions. The following are some of the most commonly prescribed ones:
These are a few alpha-adrenergic blockers:
Angiotensin II receptor blockers may cause CNS side effects that affect the libido. Some anticoagulants may cause priapism. Beta-adrenergic blockers and some diuretics may cause decreased libido and impotence. Calcium channel blockers may cause muscle cramps and sexual difficulties.
Of course these are indicated as possible side effects. You should never self medicate or stop prescribed medications without consulting with your primary physician.
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