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Should I stop my blood pressure medication if it causes ED?

Edtrina Moss
Ambulatory Care

You should never stop your blood pressure medications before discussing your concerns with your healthcare provider! Your healthcare provider can prescribe alternative or additional interventions that will help manage your blood pressure and treat ED.

It is also important to review all your medications with your healthcare provider. It is possible for a combination of medications to cause ED. Share your concerns with your healthcare provider as soon as you notice them. It is recommended that you keep a journal to document any side effects or adverse reactions you have to your blood pressure medication.

Contact your healthcare provider before you stop your blood pressure medication. They will assist in finding the best interventions that work for you!

If you think your high blood pressure medication is causing ED, don’t stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. It is dangerous to stop taking blood pressure medication suddenly, as it can cause a sudden rise in blood pressure which can lead to a stroke. You may be given a different dose or switched to another medication. If erection problems persist, your doctor can prescribe treatments that can help you get and maintain an erection.

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