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Which drugs for high blood pressure rarely cause erectile dysfunction as a side effect?

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To treat erectile dysfunction, some people need to get their high blood pressure under control. But many meds themselves can cause erection problems. Some families of high blood pressure drugs rarely have those side effects. They include:

�ACE inhibitors

�Alpha-blockers

�Calcium channel blockers

�Angiotensin receptor blockers

SOURCES: American Urological Association, "AUA Guideline on the Management of Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations." Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. Fogari, R. , January 2001; vol. 14: pp 27-31. Grimm, R. , January 1997; vol 29: pp 8-14. Llisteri, J. , May 2001; vol. 321: pp 336-341. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hypertension: Treatment With ACE Inhibitors." PharmacotherapyJournal of Clinical HypertensionAmerican Journal of HypertensionHypertensionAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

SOURCES: American Urological Association, "AUA Guideline on the Management of Erectile Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment Recommendations." Barksdale, J. , May 1999; vol 19: pp 573-581. Ferrario, C. , November/December 2002; vol 4: pp 424-432. Fogari, R. , January 2001; vol. 14: pp 27-31. Grimm, R. , January 1997; vol 29: pp 8-14. Llisteri, J. , May 2001; vol. 321: pp 336-341. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: "Hypertension: Treatment With ACE Inhibitors." PharmacotherapyJournal of Clinical HypertensionAmerican Journal of HypertensionHypertensionAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on March 15, 2017

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