If you develop sexual side effects while taking a beta blocker, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. Depending on the severity of your problem, he or she may recommend treating the sexual problems (such as with Viagra or other similar medications) or even perhaps switching to a different medication.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
List of references (click here):
Package inserts for various beta blockers on eMedTV. See specific beta blocker for package insert information.
Silvestri A, Galetta P, Cerquetani E, et al.Report of erectile dysfunction after therapy with beta-blockers is related to patient knowledge of side effects and is reversed by placebo. Eur Heart J 2003;24(21):1928-32.
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