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Medication Causes of Impotence

Aka: Medication Causes of Impotence, Impotence due to Medication, Erectile Dysfunction due to Medication
  1. See Also
    1. Erectile Dysfunction
    2. Erectile Dysfunction Causes
    3. Gonadotoxin
    4. Infertility
  2. Causes: Cardiovascular agents
    1. Antihypertensive Medications
      1. Beta Blockers
      2. Calcium Channel Blockers
      3. Alpha Adrenergic Antagonists
        1. Methyldopa (Aldomet)
        2. Reserpine
        3. Terazosin (Hytrin)
        4. Doxazosin (Cardura)
      4. Centrally acting alpha adrenergic agonists
        1. Clonidine (Catapres)
      5. Diuretics
        1. Thiazide Diuretics
        2. Spironolactone (Aldactone)
    2. Miscellaneous cardiovascular agents
      1. Clofibrate
      2. Gemfibrozil (Lopid)
      3. Digoxin
      4. Disopyramide (Norpace)
  3. Causes: Psychiatric Medications
    1. Sedatives, Tranquilizers and Anxiolytics
      1. Benzodiazepines
      2. Phenothiazines
      3. Butyrophenones
      4. Phenothiazines
    2. Antipsychotics
      1. Chlorpromazine
      2. Haloperidol
      3. Pimozide (Orap)
      4. Thioridazine
      5. Thiothixene
    3. Antidepressants
      1. See Antidepressant Induced Sexual Dysfunction
      2. Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAO inhibitors)
      3. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI)
      4. Tricyclic Antidepressants
      5. Lithium
  4. Causes: Neurologic Medications
    1. Anticonvulsants
      1. Phenytoin
      2. Phenobarbital
    2. Anti-Parkinson agents
      1. Bromocriptine
      2. Levodopa
      3. Trihexyphenidyl
  5. Causes: Endocrine
    1. 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (Finasteride or Proscar)
    2. Luteinizing hormone Releasing Hormone Agonist (LHRH)
    3. Corticosteroids
    4. Estrogen or Progesterone
  6. Causes: Miscellaneous
    1. Anticholinergic Medications
      1. Antihistamines (e.g. Diphenhydramine, Hydroxyzine)
      2. Vertigo agents (e.g. Dimenhydrinate, meclizine)
      3. Promethazine (Phenergan)
      4. H2 Antagonists: Cimetidine (Tagamet)
      5. Metoclopramide (Reglan)
    2. Immunomdulators and immune suppressants
      1. Interferon-alfa
      2. Methotrexate
    3. Analgesics
      1. NSAIDs
      2. Opioids
    4. Illicit Drugs
      1. Amphetamine and Methamphetamine
      2. Barbiturates
      3. Cocaine
      4. Heroin
      5. Marijuana
  7. References
    1. Heidelbaugh (2010) Am Fam Physician 81(3): 305-12 [PubMed]
    2. McVary (2007) N Engl J Med 357(24): 2472-81 [PubMed]

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