Hydrochlorothiazide and Impotence

Patient: I would like to know if the the drug hydrochlorothiazide casue impotence. I have been experiencing lack of desire for sex since i’ve been taking this medication.

Doctor: Yes hydrochlorothiazide has been reported to cause impotence and sexual dysfunction. I would advise a visit to your fami ly doctor for the prescription of a suitable alternative for your hypertension, for example an ACE inhibitor.