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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.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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