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    Old 01-30-2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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    toprol and diovan side effects

    ive been on both these meds for almost 3 yrs now and over the last month i have had problems maintaining an erection? could this be from the meds, even though ive been on them so long with no problems?

     
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    Old 01-31-2008, 07:17 AM   #2
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    Hi rc,

    TOPROL (as almost all beta blockers) in high enough dosages can definitely throw a wrench into the plumbing equipment. I also believe that DIOVAN does not help the situation. Their have been several small studies with DIOVAN and COZAAR, and the studies claim that these medications improve sexual function. Am I convinced about these small studies?? No... When medications such as DIOVAN and TOPROL cause aches, pains and exhaustion and you take them long enough, this does not not help the situation.

     
    Old 01-31-2008, 08:38 AM   #3
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    im only 50mg toprol and 80mg diovan. would these side effects happen after a long peroid of time?

     
    Old 01-31-2008, 10:42 AM   #4
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    In addition to impotence, both of the drugs you are on have hair loss as a side effect. I mention this because some of us have noticed hair loss but I doubt many have attributed it to being a side effect of a med.

    Yes, side effects can occur for the first time even after being on a med for days/months/or years. Side effects can increase and decrease in severity...and they can come and go.

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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    My Dr. said that one can be on a drug evev 15yrs & then develop side effects and or allergic reactions. Erection problems are one of the first signs of heart disease so you need to tell your Dr. Many men have ignored that sign thinking they are just getting older & end up with a heart attack. Fam

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

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    ... Erection problems are one of the first signs of heart disease so you need to tell your Dr. Many men have ignored that sign thinking they are just getting older & end up with a heart attack. Fam
    This was new to me...thanks, Famnd.

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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    Beth, Dr. Oz (the famous heart surgeon) is always pointing this out on his show. Fam

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

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    Beth, Dr. Oz (the famous heart surgeon) is always pointing this out on his show. Fam
    Oh, Famnd, we don't get Dr. Oz here...I rely on the info you share with us! Am so glad you share, .

    Bethsheba

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    so how do i know if its from the meds or heart disease? i just had a strsss test 4 months ago and the erection problem started recently?

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    If your heart tested well - I would begin to suspect the medication.

    I hope you feel better soon.

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

    and its not just that i cant keep an erection, i dont even get in the mood as much, is that bc of the meds also?

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

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    and its not just that i cant keep an erection, i dont even get in the mood as much, is that bc of the meds also?

    Yes, Mood is definitely important. Mind and body work together. Most HBP medications can make one feel listless, numb and even depressed. This can have an effect on all aspects of daily life.

    P.S. I was also on DIOVAN and my blood pressure control was never too good. When I was switched to BENICAR (the same class of drug) my numbers improved and side-effects were much less.

     
    Old 02-01-2008, 05:31 AM   #13
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

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    so how do i know if its from the meds or heart disease? i just had a strsss test 4 months ago and the erection problem started recently?

    Years ago, doctors related sexual problems with anxiety, worry etc. (Partly they were right). Doctors and Pharmacies will never admit that the medicatons they give us cause sexual side-effects. They blame it on High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol etc.... I had high blood Pressure for a very long time and I never took any medications at that time, yet I never had a problem with sexual function. Many doctors also believe, that if you wake up with an erection in the morning or if you have erections during sleep, this cannot be a Biological Problem. (I think they are 100% right).

    P.S. I have a theory (for whatever it's worth) I believe over the past 25 years or so, a huge % of men (and women) have been placed on numerous cardio-meds for HBP, Heart problems etc... After a while on these medications sexual side-effects began to develop. A large % of men began to complain and many (stopped or lowered their medication doses) Women also experienced side-effects, but when men's plumbing became affected their began a public outcry. Either we stop taking all these pills your throwing at us, or you better invent a pill (or something) to get the flag to stand up. After millions of dollars for research, VIAGRA, CIALIS to the rescue. Achievable erections for up to 12 hours. Now we can take all the medications the doctor prescribes, then pop another (very expensive) pill for sexual performance. Now everyone is popping more pills and being prescribed more medications without as much worry. Now... Which is causing the sexual problem? the disease itself or the medications we take? A doctor will say it is the disease process because you cannot prove the medication has these effects. What do we say?? Who knows or cares?? The little Blue Pill is now available.

     
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    Re: toprol and diovan side effects

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    ...P.S. I have a theory (for whatever it's worth) ....
    ACE,

    I think you are right on...

    Bethsheba

     
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