There was an interesting study that was conducted on whether being aware that impotence / erectile dysfunction was a possible side effect would actually cause the sexual problem. Researchers found was that people who knew that impotence was a side effect of beta blockers (such as metoprolol) were more likely to develop the problem. Their conclusion was that "the knowledge and prejudice about side effects of beta blockers can produce anxiety that may cause erectile dysfunction."
If you develop E.D while taking metoprolol make sure to talk with your health care provider.
- Metoprolol Information for Consumers
- Metoprolol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metoprolol (detailed)
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