... urge. is this normal?
Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) is a prescription medication that is used for controlling blood pressure and treating water retention (edema). Some of these side effects can affect a person's sexual well-being. In the case of hydrochlorothiazide, impotence has been reported as a side effect during clinical studies.
Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
Hydrochlorothiazide Sexual Side Effects: Suggestions
It is impossible for the doc to know whether you will develop any sexual side effects while taking hydrochlorothiazide. Also, if a person does develop sexual side effects, such as impotence or a decrease in libido, it is difficult to know whether these problems are caused by another condition or hydrochlorothiazide itself.
However, if you develop any sexual side effects while taking hydrochlorothiazide, please do talk to the doc who prescribed the med. There is treatment that he/she may be able to recommend, such as an erectile dysfunction medication. Depending on how severe the sexual side effects are, he/she may also recommend that you adjust your hydrochlorothiazide dosage or try another medicine to treat your condition.
Take care, my best wishes!
- Hydrochlorothiazide Information for Consumers
- Hydrochlorothiazide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrochlorothiazide (detailed)
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