i have been on toprol xl 50mg(beta blocker) bc of high bp for about 4 months now and over the last month i have a problem getting an erection. what can i do even when i do get an erection it doesnt get as big as it could. what can i do or take that will help. im also on toprol bc of a bad problem with my mitral valve. thanks
a common side effect of most anti-hypertensives is erectile dysfunctioning problems. Certainly it's time to check with the doctor about alternative medications or trying the Viagra/Cialis/LEvitra route. However, remember that you cannot take those medications if you are also take nitrate medications.
Definitely tell your doctor. Beta blockers are known to cause erection problems in many men. I have talen a beta for years.....and unless there is any other difficulty, you should be able either to reduce the dosage, or use Viagra or Cialis as necessary. But tell your doctor--he may even expect to hear from you on this matter, bud--but know that it can be fixed! Best of luck.