Many people are aware of the fact that certain drugs may cause sexual problems in them. In the list of certain medications, prescription medications are also included. Sexual dysfunction is one of the most common side effect of prescription drugs and as many as 1 of every 4 cases of sexual dysfunction are associated with prescription drugs. Sexual dysfunction includes conditions such as premature ejaculation, low libido, erectile dysfunction and difficulty reaching to orgasm. Amongst all of such conditions ED is one of the common problems found in men and in accordance to DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) almost 30 million Americans are affected by erection issues.
ED is a condition when a man experience difficulty during intercourse to achieve and maintain an erection. Not all the men with erectile dysfunction are affected by medications but there are several more reasons which are categorized as physical and psychological. Diabetes, cardiovascular health issue, hypertension, smoking are physical issues and depression, anxiety, low-self esteem, stress are psychological causes of ED. Medications such as Sildenafil citrate are known as one of the most effective treatments for erectile dysfunction.
Though anxiety is one of the major causes of ED but the medications benzodiazepines which commonly used to treat anxiety can be the reason of ED in men. Benzodiazepines also used for the treatment of seizures and insomnia and further anxiety. Increased levels of stress may cause low libido in men. ED can be treated with Malegra which contains the same active ingredient Sildenafil citrate. Medicines such as Xanax, Vallium, Ativan helps to cal, down the anxieties by their sedative effects but also lowers the sexual desire and ability to stay erect.
Antihistamines such as Dramamine and Benadryl are used for the treatment of allergies can also lead to ED in men. Such medicine alters the way men’s nervous system react for the stimulation around the penis. Sometimes the effect of such medicines stays temporarily.
Medicines which belong to the class of beta – blockers such as Cogard, Tenormin, Sectral and Lopressor are used for the treatment of high blood pressure may also lead to erectile dysfunction. High blood pressure itself causes ED by damaging blood vessels including those in a man’s penis. Experts say, beta blockers also messes with the central nervous system which helps him to get erect. To get an erection a little blue pill can help a man.
Psychological condition depression which is already a major cause of ED however it’s medicine treatment also cause ED in men. These medicines are called as antidepressants. Such antidepressant includes Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro and Celexa.
Though ED is a common problem found but if left untreated it may get worsen. Before taking any medicine discuss with your doctor about its side effects. Also get it treated with right treatment and do not other medicines dampens your sex life.