September 24, 2018

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Is Sotalol causing erectile dysfunction?

Patient: Can a beta blocker start causing erectile dysfunction 6 years later?



Symptoms: Erectile dysfunction



Doctor: Thanks for your question.Yes, one of the side effects of beta blockers is erectile dysfunction which is the inability to develop and maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse or activity in the absence of an ejaculatory disorder such as premature ejaculation. A period of persistence of longer than 3 months has been suggested as a reasonable clinical guideline. Since many people may not appreciate this problem immediately and may report even after 6 months, through the time line for appearance of this problem is variable and can’t be really pinpointed.Hope this helps.


Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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