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Laurel, MD
A 31-year-old male asked:

Will coreg (carvedilol) 12.5 mg twice a day cause erectile disfunction?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Gagne
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Possibly so: Coreg (carvedilol) is a class of drugs known as "beta blockers." loss of erectile function is a possible side effect, though not that common. Often, particularly in a man as young as you, the major cause is worrying whether you'll have an erection--there's nothing sexy about worrying! still, it's a good idea to speak with your prescribing doctor to see if there's an alternative medication.
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 18 years experience
It's possible: Erectile dysfunction is considered listed as a side effect of Coreg that happens more commonly than placebo. If you notice that the side effect started shortly after you started taking it, then it may be worth having a discussion with your prescriber about how likely the ED is attributable to the med and whether an alternative med is possible.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
CauseOrInterrelate: Erections enabled by enough ? blood flow into corpus cavernosum of penis to push vein flaps closed, trap blood & distend the tissue. Thus men with advanced arterial disease, congestive heart failure, etc. Do not achieve erections easily. Coreg, (carvedilol) in combo acei or arb agents, aggressive tx of lipoproteins/nmr particle test, hba1c, bp, etc., ? CHF overtime, yet ? too fast, might ? erection ability.

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Hyattsville, MD
A 31-year-old male asked:

Does coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg twice a day cause erectile disfunction?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Beta blocker: Potentially can cause erectile dysfunction. Not the only cause medication commonly used for patients with weakened heart. You should discuss with physician reason for use and are you fit for activity.
Hyattsville, MD
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is it in coreg (carvedilol) 12.5mg that may cause erectile disfunction?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Coreg (carvedilol): Lowers blood pressure and the neurological effects of the beta blockade may contribute.
Last updated Oct 12, 2019

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