Drugs got “you” down?

You may have heard of a prescription drug that can put a damper on your sex life. But did you know that there are at least 131 drugs currently on the market that are known to cause sexual dysfunction?
 
Yet when faced with sexual dysfunction, many people using these drugs turn to additional drugs instead of considering adjustments to their current drug regimen. As a result, many cases of drug-induced sexual dysfunction are treated with drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra for men and other drugs for women. Additional medications can mean a higher cost to you as a consumer - and a higher chance of having additional adverse drug-related events and interactions for you as a patient.
 
If you are taking one of the 131 drugs listed below and experience sexual dysfunction, talk to your doctor about lowering the dose or switching to an alternative drug that does not cause sexual dysfunction:
 
generic name (BRAND NAME)
 
acetazolamide (DIAMOX)
alcohol
alprazolam (XANAX)
amiloride (MIDAMOR)
amiodarone (CORDARONE, PACERONE)
amitriptyline (ELAVIL)
amoxapine (ASENDIN)
amphetamines (ADDERALL)
anisotropine (VALPIN)
aripiprazole (ABILIFY)
atenolol (TENORMIN)
baclofen (LIORESAL)
betaxolol - heart (KERLONE)
bisoprolol (ZEBETA)
bromocriptine (PARLODEL)
buspirone (BUSPAR)
carbamazepine (CARBATROL, TEGRETOL)
carteolol (CARTROL, OCUPRESS)
carvedilol (COREG)
chlorothiazide (DIURIL)
chlorpromazine (THORAZINE)
chlorprothixene (TARACTIN)
chlorthalidone (HYGROTON)
cimetidine (TAGAMET)
clidinium (QUARZAN)
clofibrate (ATROMID-S)
clonidine (CATAPRES)
clozapine (CLOZARIL)
cocaine
danazol (DANOCRINE)
desipramine (NORPRAMIN)
diazepam (VALIUM)
dichlorphenamide (DARANIDE)
dicyclomine (BENTYL)
diethylpropion (TENUATE, TEPANIL)
digoxin (DIGITEK, LANOXICAPS, LANOXIN)
disopyramide (NORPACE)
disulfiram (ANTABUSE)
doxepin (SINEQUAN)
escitalopram (LEXAPRO)
ethosuximide (ZARONTIN)
etretinate (TEGISON)
famotidine (PEPCID)
fat emulsion (INTRALIPID)
fenfluramine (PONDIMIN)
finasteride (PROSCAR)
fluoxetine (PROZAC, SERAFEM)
fluphenazine (PROLIXIN)
fluvoxamine (LUVOX)
gemfibrozil (LOPID)
glycopyrrolate (ROBINUL)
guanabenz (WYTENSIN)
guanadrel (HYLOREL)
guanethidine (ISMELIN)
guanfacine (TENEX)
haloperidol (HALDOL)
hexocyclium
homatropine (HOMAPIN)
hydralazine (APRESOLINE)
hydrochlorothiazide (ESIDRIX, HYDRODIURIL, MICROZIDE)
imipramine (TOFRANIL, TOFRANIL PM)
indapamide (LOZOL)
indomethacin (INDOCIN)
interferon alpha (INTRON A, ROFERON-A)
isocarboxazid (MARPLAN)
isopropamide (DARBID)
ketoconazole (NIZORAL)
labetalol (NORMODYNE, TRANDATE)
leuprolide (LUPRON)
levodopa (LARODOPA)
lithium (ESKALITH, LITHOBID, LITHONATE)
maprotiline (LUDIOMIL)
mazindol (MAZANOR, SANOREX)
mecamylamine (INVERSINE)
mepenzolate (CANTIL)
mesoridazine (SERENTIL (DISCONTINUED))
methadone (DOLOPHINE, METHADOSE)
methantheline (BANTHINE)
methazolamide (NEPTAZANE)
methotrexate (TREXALL)
methscopolamine (PAMINE)
methyldopa (ALDOMET)
metoprolol (LOPRESSOR, TOPROL XL)
metyrosine (DEMSER)
mexiletine (MEXITIL)
molindone (MOBAN)
nafarelin (SYNAREL)
naltrexone (REVIA, TREXAN)
naproxen (ALEVE, ANAPROX, NAPROSYN)
nefazodone (SERZONE)
nifedipine (ADALAT CC, PROCARDIA XL)
nizatidine (AXID)
nortriptyline (AVENTYL, PAMELOR)
olanzapine (ZYPREXA)
omeprazole (PRILOSEC)
oxybutynin (DITROPAN, DITROPAN XL, OXYTROL TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM)
papaverine (CERESPAN, PAVABID)
paroxetine (PAXIL, PEXEVA)
penbutolol (LEVATOL)
pentobarbital (NEMBUTAL)
pergolide (PERMAX)
perphenazine (TRILAFON)
phendimetrazine (PLEGINE)
phentermine (ADIPEX-P, FASTIN)
phenylzine
phenytoin (DILANTIN)
pimozide (ORAP)
prazosin (MINIPRESS)
propiomazine (LARGON)
propofol (DIPRIVAN)
propranolol (INDERAL, INDERAL LA)
protriptyline (VIVACTIL)
ranitidine (ZANTAC)
reserpine (SERPASIL)
risperidone (RISPERDAL)
scopolamine (TRANSDERM-SCOP)
sertraline (ZOLOFT)
spironolactone (ALDACTONE)
sulfasalazine (AZULFIDINE)
tamoxifen (NOLVADEX)
testosterone (DEPO-TESTOSTERONE)
thioridazine (MELLARIL)
thiothixene (NAVANE)
timolol [heart] (BLOCADREN)
tranylcypromine (PARNATE)
trazodone (DESYREL)
tridihexethy (PATHILON)
trifluoperazine (STELAZINE)
venlafaxine (EFFEXOR, EFFEXOR XR)
verapamil (CALAN, CALAN SR, COVERA-HS, ISOPTIN, ISOPTIN SR, VERELAN)
ziprasidone (GEODON, ZELDOX)
 
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