Medications That Affect Sex

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

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BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONSBLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS
Diuretics (water pills)Calcium channel blockers
hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)verapamil (Calan)
metolazoneamlodipine (Norvasc)
spironolactonenifedipine (Procardia)
Beta blockersACE inhibitors
propranolol (Inderal)captopril (Capoten)
atenolol (Tenormin)lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril)
 enalapril (Vasotec)
 Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
 losartan (Cozaar)
  
ANTIDEPRESSANTSANTIDEPRESSANTS
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitorsbupropion (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 MEDICATIONSPAIN MEDICATIONS
OpiatesAnti-inflammatories
oxycodone (OxyContin)ibruprofen, acetaminophen
morphine 

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