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Ask your doctor to change that medication or dosage.

You can’t depend on the sensitivity of your physician to bring up the problem for

conversation. If you are on medication and have noticed a drop in libido or ability to consummate satisfactory sexual relations, bring the subject up. Often medication regimen can be altered to eliminate this side effect

Numerous prescription medications and all illeagle drugs, also known as recreational drugs, including tobacco in all its forms and excessive alcohol, can have an affect on sexual arousal, response and performance.These chemical substances do not affect all people in the same way, and some patients and users can take these drugs and medications without inhibiting their sexual perfotmance. Furthermore, the way these substances influence sexual performance is frequently dose related, and small reduction, under your physicians direction, can make all the difference. Also there are usually several medications which can treat most diseases and change to a different prescription may solve the problem. In addition, there may be a combination of medications used to treat more than one malody which together are causing a sexual disfunction. If you are taking medications you think might be having a negative effect on your sexual performance, discuss the matter with yourhealth careadvisor.Never stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician; some medications can produce life-threatening problems if not carefully stopped, tapperd off or switched appropriately.

The following is a list of medications and non-prescription drugs listed by classification which may cause impotence. Remember that humans may have individual sensativities to any chemical products, and if you do not find a medication you are taking on this list and think it a possible cause of sexual disfunction, discuss it with your physician or pharmacist.

Diuretics and Antihypertensives

Hydrochlorothiazide(Esidrix, HydroDIURIL, Hydropres, Inderide, Moduretic, Oretic, Lotensin)
Chlorthalidone (Hygroton)
Triamterene (Maxide, Dyazide)
Furosemide (Lasix)
Bumetanide (Bumex)
Guanfacine (Tenex)
Methyldopa (Aldomet)
Clonidine (Catapres)
Verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan)
Nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia)
Hydralazine (Apresoline)
Captopril (Capoten)
Enalapril (Vasotec)
Metoprolol (Lopressor)
Propranolol (Inderal)
Labetalol (Normodyne)
Atenolol (Tenormin)
Phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline)
Spironolactone (Aldactone)

Antidepressants, anti-anxiety drugs and anti-epileptic drugs

Tranylcypromine (Parnate)
Sertraline (Zoloft)
Isocarboxazid (Marplan)
Amitriptyline (Elavil)
Amoxipine (Asendin)
Clomipramine (Anafranil)
Desipramine (Norpramin)
Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
Phenelzine (Nardil)
Buspirone (Buspar)
Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
Clorazepate (Tranxene)
Diazepam (Valium)
Doxepin (Sinequan)
Imipramine (Tofranil)
Lorazepam (Ativan)
Oxazepam (Serax)
Phenytoin (Dilantin)


Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril)
Meclizine (Antivert)
Promethazine (Phenergan)

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs


Naproxen(Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)


Parkinson's disease medications

Benztropine (Cogentin)
Trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
Procyclidine (Kemadrin)
Bromocriptine (Parlodel)
Levodopa (Sinemet)



Histamine H2-receptor antagonists

Nizatidine (Axid)
Ranitidine (Zantac)

Muscle relaxants

Orphenadrine (Norflex)

Prostate cancer medications

Leuprolide (Lupron)

Chemotherapy medications

Antiandrogens (Casodex)



Busulfan (Myleran)

Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)


LHRH agonists (Lupron, Zoladex)

Opiate analgesics (painkillers)

Fentanyl (Innovar)
Meperidine (Demerol)
Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percodan)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
Recreational Drugs:

Tobacco or Nicotine in all forms
Miscellanous and commonly used prescriptions and over the counter medications iften used for short periods and for accute illnesses and injuries:

Aminocaproic acid (Amicar)
Clofibrate (Atromid-S)
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Disopyramide (Norpace)
Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar)
Furazolidone (Furoxone)
H2 Blockers (Tagamet, Zantac, Pepcid)
Indomethacin (Indocin)
Lipid lowering-agents
Metoclopramide (Reglan)
NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, etc.)
Orphenadrine (Norflex)
Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
Understand that this is not a complete list of medications and chemicals that could cause sexual dysfunctions. Also because there are a multitude of genaric medications out there, we have listed only the major drug name and its most recognizable trade name. If you are on a genaric medications you do not find on the above listed, check with your pharmacist or physician to determine if it can be responsible for any sexual or erectile dysfunction.

Again, NEVER stop or change drugs without your doctors approval.

For more on this topic read "Sex In The Golden Years - the best sex ever!"



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