Review: could Amlodipine besylate cause Erectile dysfunction (Erection problems)?
Summary: Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Amlodipine besylate, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Hydrochlorothiazide, and have High blood pressure.
We study 17,555 people who have side effects while taking Amlodipine besylate from FDA and social media. Among them, 94 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.
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Amlodipine besylate has active ingredients of amlodipine besylate. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from 19,099 Amlodipine besylate users)
Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain, hair loss. (latest reports from 32,192 Erectile dysfunction patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 17,540 people reported to have side effects when taking Amlodipine besylate. Among them, 99 people (0.56%) have Erectile Dysfunction.
Time on Amlodipine besylate when people have Erectile dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Erectile dysfunction||2.13%||19.15%||14.89%||21.28%||27.66%||8.51%||6.38% |
Gender of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Erectile dysfunction||0.96%||99.04% |
Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Amlodipine besylate * :
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||4.35%||2.17%||13.04%||50.00%||30.43% |
Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Amlodipine besylate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Erectile dysfunction||4.26%||44.68%||38.30%||12.77% |
How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||5.56%||94.44% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (35 people, 35.35%)
- High blood pressure (15 people, 15.15%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (12 people, 12.12%)
- Gout (10 people, 10.10%)
- Open wound (10 people, 10.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Hydrochlorothiazide (21 people, 21.21%)
- Lisinopril (20 people, 20.20%)
- Aspirin (15 people, 15.15%)
- Lipitor (15 people, 15.15%)
- Amoxicillin (13 people, 13.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
pc_bob (10 months ago):
Just to update my earlier post. I recently reached the point of, basically, total impotence, while taking the diuretic (Hydrochlorothiazide)! That's when I found out that it is notorious for causing this! I stopped taking it about a month ago, and started drinking a big glass of cranberry juice every morning. The results are the same; urinary urgency. BP readings are higher now, but they were high before, too. My doctor is asking me to take amlodipine besylate tablets, instead. Lotensin or Capoten might be better. I've seen some recovery from the diuretic in just one month after I stopped taking it. I'll see how this works out in the next few months. It's NOT a one-size-fits-all deal. Each persons reactions will be different, so we have to look for the one that gives us the best possible outcome. It really helps to have a good doctor who understands that it's a quality of life question, (and mine does) rather than a long life. There's not much point in living 'forever' if you are not enjoying your life. In contrast my wife's view, I simply refuse to give up and chalk it up to old age and live celibate! She could, I won't.
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PC_Bob (2 years ago):
Norvasc is just the brand name for Amlodoipine Besylate. In other words, it's the same stuff. Best to find a different BP med. The diuretic (Hydrochlorothiazide) may have some effect here, too. I only had mild ED before taking this and I'm taking T, too, but it has gotten much worse. Cialis did NOT help the situation, for me. It looks like once you get it, you got it for life! Bummer! I am a MALE, age 73, white and retired. With a wife who doesn't care, one way or the other. But, I do!
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Terry Ellis (3 years ago):
I am going back to Norvasc the brand name because AmlodipiineBesylae is not a substitute for Norvasc. I never had erectile problem on Norvasc.
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Started Amlodipine 5mg about 5 years ago with no side effects and BP controlled until last year when increase noted. Dosage increased to 10mg Aug 2014. Unexpected surgery for bowel obstruction in Sept 2014 took toll on health for 4-6 weeks and also led to very swollen legs and ankles. GP reduced Amlodipine to 5mg again but BP stayed high, although swelling reduced! so prescribed Ramipril 2.5mg along with Amlodipine 5mg a month ago. Almost immediately started to notice hair loss which has steadily got worse in last few weeks and some ankle swelling again. Is medication mix causing hair loss or is it delayed reaction to surgery/anaesthesia?
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pc_bob on May, 21, 2014:
The very first thing they ask you to do is to get your weight down to near normal. This has a double benefit: It will lower your blood pressure and it will (or should) help with the ED. There are no guarantees however. EVERY drug has side effects. Some are major, others may be benign. But, combining drugs, as we are often forced to do, introduces yet another round of possible side effects! I try to minimize the total number of drugs I take, currently I'm on Losartan 100 mg, Omeprazole 20 mg, Testosterone injections 400 mg and soon amlodipine besylate ?mg. If Amlodipine doesn't start helping in a month or two, I will insist my doctor switch to an Ace Inhibitor.
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