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    Prescription Medicine and Erection Problems

    A number of medicines may be associated with erection problems (erectile dysfunction). Let your doctor know if you are taking any of these medicines. If you are having erection problems, they may be causing or adding to your problems having an erection. Your doctor may be able to change the amount you take or find an alternative.

    Medicines with a high incidence of causing erection problems include:

    Other medicines may contribute to erection problems in some men.

    Examples of medicines that may cause erection problems or make erection problems worse
    Medicine type Examples

    High blood pressure medicines

    Diuretics

    Antidepressants

    Antipsychotics

    Hormones

    Anticonvulsants

    Cardiovascular

    Ulcers and heartburn treatment

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) treatment

    Other medicines that may affect erections include medicines for:

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerChristopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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