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A 28-year-old male asked:

will inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for aniexty and hypertension cause you not have a full on erection been taking for 2 years?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Erectile dysfunction: Inderal (propranolol) has been reported with the side effect of erectile dysfunction. There are many causes of ED however. A trial off inderal (propranolol) is the easiest way to evaluate whether it is contributing to the ED. If the ED remains off inderal (propranolol) then another cause needs to be sought.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Possible: Most beta Blockers may affect sexual performance, thats a common side effect. We have other choices for hypertension control like ARBs or ACEs which have much less side effects. Foe anxiety also there are other choices. Best is to discuss with your Doctor who knows you better. At the end of the day you have to decide what is more important for you.
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possible: BETA BLOCKER LIKE INDERAL (propranolol) CAN CAUSEERECTION PROBLEMS. ASK YOR DOCTOR TO CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT CATEGORY AND SEE IF YOU IMPROVE!
Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
ED: Typically one would expect drug induced ED to appear very soon after starting the drug and resolve on stopping the suspect drug,converse with your prescriber regards doing a trial off the suspect agent as well as alternatives
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
?: Inderal (propranolol) CAN interfere with erections but if it hasn't for the last 2 years, there's no reason why it should have just started now. I suspect you may just have the normal variation all of us men have. Remember to go light on alcohol when performance is an issue - it's as bad or worse than Inderal (propranolol)!
Dr. Garland Martin
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Erection: Any beta blocker can interfere with libido and serial arousal

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