i am trying to find out if any of the meds I am
currently taking can cause sexual problems. I am taking Prilosec,
Allegra and Nasonex.
Drugs used to treat gastric ulcers and reflux esophagitis may have
negative sexual side effects, including erectile difficulties.
However, Prilosec is listed as one of the better alternative drugs
to take. With respect to your allergy medications, sexual side
effects may become noticeable with chronic use. A good resource of
information on drug effects is the book Sexual Pharmacology. Drugs
That Affect Sexual Function by Crenshaw & Goldberg.
I've got high blood pressure. Most of the
medication that my doctor has prescribed keeps me from having
proper erections. Right now, I've been on Ismelin (guanethidine)
for a long time. Are there any lifestyle changes I can make so I
can have a proper sex life with my partner?
Erections are caused by increased blood flow to the penis.
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