There are hundreds of medications that have the side effect of ED and/or decreased libido. Examples of drugs implicated as a cause of ED include hydrochlorothiazides and beta-blocking agents. Medications used to treat depression, particularly the SSRIs such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Prozac Weekly, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox, Luvox CR), paroxetine (Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva) and sertraline (Zoloft), may also contribute to ED.9 Bupropion (Wellbutrin) which has a predominant effect on blocking the reuptake of dopamine is an antidepressant with lower incidence of ED.10 The side effects of 5ARIs occurring in fewer than 5% of patients can include gynaecomastia, ED, loss of libido and ejaculatory dysfunction.11
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Discussing ED with your family doctor or urologist may be uncomfortable, but it is important to do so. Together you can discuss which treatment is right for you.
Among the most popular treatment options for erectile dysfunction are pharmaceuticals. Drugs such as Viagra (Sildenafil), Levitra (Vardenafil), and Cialis (Tadalafil) are popular and boast an 80% success rate. These drugs are classified as phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5) – which enable an erection, temporarily, but are not the best for maintaining an erection over time.
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But if the symptoms are not properly diagnosed, it may lead to other major issues. Hence knowing symptoms and properly-getting it diagnosed with the sexologist, is the foremost thing to do to treat Erectile dysfunction.
“We can’t see any limit. Perhaps, you can’t have too much of a good thing,” says Gerbild.
Many people assume that ED is inevitable in older men, but Dr. Baumgarten says this is a misconception. “As men age, they tend to have more medical problems, such as cardiac issues or issues with blood pressure,” he says. “Those medical problems can lead to ED.”
Nishimoto PW, Mark DD. Sexuality and reproductive issues. In Brown CG, ed. A Guide to Oncology Symptom Management. 2nd ed. Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society; 2015:551-597.
Call your provider right away or go to an emergency room if you are taking ED medicine and it gives you an erection that lasts for more than 4 hours.
Some types of cancer surgery can affect erections. (See Managing Male Sexual Problems Related to Cancer to learn more.) If any of these surgeries are part of your treatment plan, talk to your doctor before the procedure. Ask doctor about how your erections might be affected by surgery and what may be the best way to manage the problem.
Your doctor will ask you to describe the firmness and duration of your morning erections and sexually stimulated ones. The doctor will also ask if you have problems with arousal, ejaculation, and orgasm.
“Alcohol is a depressant and can cause both temporary and long-term erectile dysfunction,” Mucher cautions.
Dr Gautam Banga, consultant and andrologist at the Sunrise Hospital New Delhi previously told indianexpress.com that in India, ED is a taboo because people don’t see it as a medical disorder but as sexual incompetence. “It does not happen because the man is not interested in or is incapable of having sex, but there are medical reasons like diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease (IHD), depression etc., that leads to ED,” he said.
Older men are more likely to take medication for health problems, which could influence their risk.