Common Medications That Cause ED

There are many medications that can cause or contribute to ED. Some of the more common ones will be listed here by condition that they are used to treat.

1️⃣ Medication to Treat Blood Pressure and Heart Conditions

The main culprits in this category are diuretics (hydrochlorthiazide, furosemide, spironolactone, etc.) and beta blockers (propranolol, atenolol, metoprolol, etc.)

2️⃣ Antidepressants

These drugs fall into 3 main categories

    • SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Lexapro, etc.)
    • SNRIs (Effexor, Cymbalta, Pristiq, etc.)
    • TCAs (amitriptyline, doxepin, nortriptyline, etc.)

3️⃣  Benzodiazepines

These drugs are used to treat anxiety and include Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, etc.

4️⃣  Atypical antipsychotics

These drugs are used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and sometimes depression and include Risperdol, Seroquel, Zyprexa, and many others.

There are other medicines that can cause, or contribute to ED, but these are some of the most common ones.

This information is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor. 

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