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

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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Metoprolol, the ingredient in toprol-xl has been reported to cause male sexual dysfunction.
If you are experiencing this, it is best to see your doctor to have it investigated rather than stopping your medication on your own. Stopping toprol-xl suddenly can cause problems. There are other medications in the same class that are less likely to cause these side effects, but they are more expensive.

In brief: Yes

Metoprolol, the ingredient in toprol-xl has been reported to cause male sexual dysfunction.
If you are experiencing this, it is best to see your doctor to have it investigated rather than stopping your medication on your own. Stopping toprol-xl suddenly can cause problems. There are other medications in the same class that are less likely to cause these side effects, but they are more expensive.
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Dr. Marina Behrad
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

They might cause that.

In brief: Yes

They might cause that.
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Dr. Marina Behrad
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Dr. Scott Weisberg
Family Medicine

In brief: Some

Small minority of patients, it does.
Speak to your physician about this side affect.

In brief: Some

Small minority of patients, it does.
Speak to your physician about this side affect.
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Dr. Scott Weisberg
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