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High & Low Blood Pressure board

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.
im only 50mg toprol and 80mg diovan. would these side effects happen after a long peroid of time?
[QUOTE=rc1975;3421255]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.