Medications & Erection

Taking certain medications can lower testosterone levels, which in turn can lead to low libido, inhibition of ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.

Some categories of drugs are listed below:

-medicine for high blood pressure such as ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers

-many types of antidepressants such as selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), such as fluoxetine (Prozac) and sertraline (Zoloft)

-medicines for seizures, such as topiramate

-medicines called antipsychotics, such as haloperidol

-drugs for an enlarged prostate, such as finasteride

-drugs for prostate cancer, such as cyproterone (Cyproterone)

In any case of taking medication we should check the booklet that accompanies it to see if in its contraindications low libido is mentioned as a possible side effect.

If we believe that a drug is affecting our sexual drive, we should discuss it with our doctor so that he may suggest a different treatment.

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