Drug Causes of Impotence
There are at least 80 prescription drugs that may cause impotence.
It is important to rule out a medication cause during the
differential diagnosis of impotence.
Medication causes list:
The list of possible medications or substances
mentioned in sources as possibe causes of Impotence includes:
Antidepressants, tranquilizers, and certain high blood pressure
drugs can cause impotence. Some drugs can make it difficult for men
to ejaculate. Some drugs reduce a woman’s sexual desire. Check with
your doctor. She or he can often prescribe a drug without this side
effect. (Source: excerpt from Sexuality Later in Life -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
About medication causes:
Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or
substance may be the real cause of the disease.
Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances
may possibly be underlying causes of Impotence.
Side effects of medications, or exposure
to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition.
Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Impotence
but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause.
For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue,
see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.
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