The present research shows a new association between polypharmacy and worsening degrees of erectile dysfunction, even when individual medical conditions and other risk factors have been accounted for
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2011
More than one third of men over 60 have erectile dysfunction. Medications play a role in causing ED, and a current study describes drugs most commonly linked with a higher risk for ED.
Diana C. Londoño, MD, from the Department of Urology at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, and colleagues from Kaiser Permanente published their findings on Nov. 15 in the British Journal of Urology International. According to the researchers, several medications have been linked to ED, including antihypertensives and psychogenic medications, but few studies have examined the role of polypharmacy as an "aggravating component for worsening degrees of ED," they write. The current study, therefore, sought to evaluate whether polypharmacy use increases the severity of ED and whether these effects can be explained by the medical conditions themselves.
"The present research shows a new association between polypharmacy and worsening degrees of erectile dysfunction, even when individual medical conditions and other risk factors have been accounted for," Dr. Londoño and colleagues conclude.
Medications that are likely to promote a higher risk for ED include beta-blockers, thiazide diuretics, clonidine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, spironolactone and cimetidine.
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