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Sexual side effects from blood pressure medicine can affect both men and women
SexRx: Calcium Channel Blockers and Your Sex Life | Winchester Hospital
This study was carried out to investigate the effect of prolonged intake of calcium-channel blocker amlodipine, an antihypertensive drug on gonadal steroid hormone testosterone of male albino rats. Three different concentrations of amlodipine 0. The administration of amlodipine significantly reduced testosterone level in the following order, group A 0. The reduction in testosterone levels corresponded with an increase in the concentration of amlodipine administered to male Wistar albino rats. The observation in this study reveals that long-term treatment of male Wistar rats with calcium-channel blocker and antihypertensive amlodipine produces a significant reduction in the level of testosterone a hormone associated with decreased ability of men to enjoy sex and to develop good quality erections. There is the need for a large scale study to investigate the potential effect of long-term antihypertensive therapy with amlodipine on sexual dysfunction in men.
I definitely have erectile dysfunction when I am on Amlodipine Besilate, anyone else?
Username or E-mail. A: Yes, other sexual problems in addition to erectile dysfunction can be related to the drugs used to treat high blood pressure. Men may also experience retrograde ejaculation, whereby semen flows backward toward the bladder rather than it coming out through the penis.
Sexual dysfunction in men with high blood pressure may be aided by the newest type of hypertension drug, reported Carlos Ferrario, M. After 12 weeks of treatment with the new drug losartan, 88 percent of hypertensive males with sexual dysfunction reported improvement in at least one area of sexuality. The number of men reporting impotence dropped from