ACE inhibitors (eg enalapril, lisinopril), High blood pressure, heart failure, Impotence Clonidine, High blood pressure, Impotence, decreased sex drive, Wagner G, Saenz de Tejada I. Update on male erectile dysfunction.
Many medicines are suspected of interfering with sexual function, although it is unusual for them to be the sole cause of sexual problems.
Remember, not everyone experiences side effects with medicines and your sexual difficulties may be compley unrelated to your medication, even if it does appear in this list.
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A medicine can therefore affect sexual function in several ways.
Medicines that have a physical effect on the blood vessels in the penis, those that act on the brain or interfere with hormone levels (particularly testosterone) or affect the transmission of nerve messages, can all cause impotence.
The most widely prescribed centrally-acting agents that affect ejaculation are selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants.
Drug-induced sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Lisinopril / erectile dysfunction might seemed to be linked because it is used to treat common causes of ED, but lisinopril / ED isn't connected in.
In conclusion, many review article including the one cited from journal of clinical hypertension suggest that medications that belong to " ACE inhibitors have no effect, or may even have a positive effect on sexual function, but their precise role remains to be elucidated. " Thus refuting the lisinopril / ED linkage.
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Blood pressure medications such as beta blockers (propanolol) and diuretics are known to have sexual side effects but lisinopril belongs to a different drug class that does not commonly cause sexual side effects.
High Blood Pressure and Other Causes of Erectile Dysfunction. High blood pressure is a major cause of erection problems. A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that about 49% of men ages 40 to 79 with high blood pressure had erectile dysfunction.
To understand how high blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction, you first have to understand how erections work. Getting an erection is really a complicated process.
The pressure of blood flow causes the sheath of tissue around the chambers to press on veins that normally drain blood out of the penis. That traps blood in the penis. As more blood flows in, the penis expands and stiffens, and you have an erection.
The power to take control of your blood pressure and sexual health is in your hands.
Lisinopril can cause side effects in some patients. Palpitations (faster or irregular heartbeat) & difficulty breathing; Erectile dysfunction (impotence); Insomnia.
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I have been prescribed the same medication for over 4 years, yet I still have the hassle of taking valued time off work to visit my GP/local pharmacy for repeat prescriptions.
Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction is a known side effect of lisinopril and most definiy some men would have experienced it I have been on.
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I have been on lisinopril since 2005. At this time had not noticed any problems. But in the last few years I HAD NOTICED erection problems. But this was after adding a diuretic to my daily BP regimen. Taking the daily dose of Cialis now and no problems exist.
Impotence / Erectile Dysfunction is a known side effect of lisinopril and most definiy some men would have experienced it. See: /sfx/lisinopril-side-effects.html.
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