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Old 06-28-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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A question for men on Atenolol

I'm a male in my mid forties and my doctor just put me on Atenolol for High Blood Pressure.

Do any of you men taking Atenolol find that it has sexual side effects? I find that I've been ejaculating before orgasm. Has this happened to you?

 
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

Yep,

After a short while it will be LITTLE DAN!
Major nightmare is erectile difficulty.

Sexually active men really CANNOT take this drug at all.

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Old 06-29-2005, 08:49 AM   #3
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

Thanks, Lenin. I guess I'll hhave to talk to my doctor about it. Why do doctors do that? He knows that I'm a married, sexually active man. Is there a med that is friendly towards sexually active men?

 
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

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Is there a med that is friendly towards sexually active men?
The best classes for this are ACE Inhibitors and ARBs. In fact, some research suggests that these can even have a positive side-effect.

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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

Agreed about the ACE ..... I'm on an ACE right now and my sexual problems have been FIXED (they were bad before)

 
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

Is Diovan an Ace Inhibitor? I can't seem to find that info. My doctor just switched me from Atenolol. ve gone awaySo far, It's been okay. Sex with my wife is better and so is the masturbation!

 
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

Diovan is an ARB class drug. Many folks are put on these that can't handle the Ace cough.


• Diovan is in a class of drugs called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. Diovan prevents the constriction (narrowing) of blood vessels (veins and arteries).
• Diovan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart failure.
• Diovan may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Good luck with it.....

 
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

ACE inhibitors are drugs whose generic names almost always end in ----pril! (as in enalapril, captopril!)

ARB's end in ---sartan (losartan, irbesartan and valsartan<Diovan>)

 
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Re: A question for men on Atenolol

ACE inhibitors are drugs whose generic names almost always end in ----pril! (as in enalapril, captopril!)

ARB's end in ---sartan (losartan, irbesartan and valsartan<Diovan>)

ARB's and ACEI's are SUPPOSED to not interfere with erectile difficulty...my jury is out on that topic. Problem with the ARB's (and the ACEI's to a degree) is that they are weak hypertension drugs often precscribed with diuretics and then BOOM...again erectile difficulty...though NOTHING is as bad as the beta-blockers like atenolol.

 
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