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Do beta blockers like toprol (metoprolol) have an affect on make sex drive or potency?

Do beta blockers like toprol (metoprolol) have an affect on make sex drive or potency?

Beta blocks: Beta blockers are the main anti-hypertensive that may cause irreversible male impotence, and it is also the main drug that causes depression. It should not be given at night as it may cause sleeplessness, which is the first symptom of depression if it last long enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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How will toprol-xl affect the libido?

How will toprol-xl affect the libido?

Toprol (metoprolol): Toprol (metoprolol) common side-effects are tiredness, weight gain & loss of libido, all being dose-dependent. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Beta Blockers: Yes. Beta blockers are antiarrythmic medications as well as an anti-hypertensive medication. It counteracts the effects of catacholamines like Epinephrine which can cause tachycardia, hypertension and in susceptible individuals ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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What causes sinus tachycardia and is there any real fix or cure for it besides beta blockers? I take Metoprolol twice daily but they don't help much.

Many causes: Beside being a primary "fast rhythm" other causes include pain, exercise, albuterol (breathing treatment), fever, hyperthyroidism and some other serious problems. Metoprolol may be "short acting" (depending on the dose) Atenolol may last longer. ...Read more

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Can I take my beta blockers (metoprolol 12,5 mg) daily together with my much needed paroxetine (20 mg daily)? Any side effects or something else? TU

Can I take my beta blockers (metoprolol 12,5 mg) daily together with my much needed paroxetine (20 mg daily)? Any side effects or something else? TU

Ok with caution: The combination can increase the effect of metoprolol by slowing its metabolism (breakdown) in the liver. Too much metoprolol can cause low blood pressure and low heart rate, with dizziness or fainting as a result. However, 12.5 mg of metoprolol is a low dose, so your doctor may have already taken this into account, & is counting on the paroxetine to increase the beta blocker's effectiveness. ...Read more

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My doctor may change my prescription (metoprolol) as it is destroying my sex life. Can i "get it back" when i am prescribed a different beta blocker?

My doctor may change my prescription (metoprolol)  as it is destroying my sex life. Can i "get it back" when i am prescribed a different beta blocker?

ED: If the issue is caused by the medication then yes switching should hell;it's important to stay on a med as high BP USA "silent" killer. ...Read more

Libido (Definition)

Libido is more commonly thought of as sexual desire. Still more specific definitions described libido as the free creative, or psychic energy an individual has to put toward ...Read more


Sexual Drive (Definition)

Sexual drive, often referred to as libido, means sexual desire. The amount of desire that a person has on a consistent basis is referred ...Read more