Misdiagnosis of Medication Causes of Impotence


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.

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 possibly causing Impotence includes:

Medication causes: 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. 1

1. excerpt from Sexuality Later in Life - Age Page - Health Information: NIA

Last revision: Nov 12, 2003

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