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Medications That Affect Sex

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Medications that impact sex

The following chart lists medications that affect sex, along with better alternatives.

May cause problems Better alternatives
BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS
Diuretics (water pills) Calcium channel blockers
hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) verapamil (Calan)
metolazone amlodipine (Norvasc)
spironolactone nifedipine (Procardia)
Beta blockers ACE inhibitors
propranolol (Inderal) captopril (Capoten)
atenolol (Tenormin) lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
  enalapril (Vasotec)
  Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
  losartan (Cozaar)
   
ANTIDEPRESSANTS ANTIDEPRESSANTS
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors bupropion (Wellbutrin)
citalopram (Celexa) mirtazapine (Remeron)
escitalopram (Lexapro) vilazodone (Viibryd)
fluoxetine (Prozac)  
paroxetine (Paxil)  
sertraline (Zoloft)  
Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)  
duloxetine (Cymbalta)  
venlafaxine (Effexor)  
Tricyclics  
amitriptyline (Elavil)  
nortriptyline (Pamelor)  
clomipramine (Anafranil)  
   
PAIN MEDICATIONS PAIN MEDICATIONS
Opiates Anti-inflammatories
oxycodone (OxyContin) ibruprofen, acetaminophen
morphine  

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