Medications that Cause Erectile Dysfunction

There are numerous medications that cause erectile dysfunction. One common cause has been linked to certain medications. This is a comprehensive list of those medications, listed as generic / brand names.

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Medications that Cause Erectile Dysfunction

Aids Drugs

Indinavir sulfate / Crixivan
Saquinavir / Fortovase
Reyataz / Atazanavir
Fosamprenavir calcium / Lexiva

Diuretics and High Blood Pressure Medications

Atenolol / Tenormin
Bumetanide / Bumex
Captopril /Capoten
Chlorothiazide /Diuril
Chlorthalidone / Hygroton
Clonidine / Catapres
Enalapril / Vasotec
Furosemide / Lasix
Guanabenz / Wytensin
Guanethidine / Ismelin
Guanfacine / Tenex
Haloperidol / Haldol
Hydralazine / Apresoline
Hydrochlorothiazide / Esidrix, HydroDIURIL, Hydropres, Inderide, Moduretic, Oretic, and Lotensin (rarely)
Labetalol / Normodyne
Methyldopa / Aldomet
Metoprolol / Lopressor
Minoxidil / Loniten
Nifedipine / Adalat, Procardia
Phenoxybenzamine / Dibenzyline
Phentolamine / Regitine
Prazosin / Minipress
Propranolol / Inderal
Reserpine / Serpasil
Spironolactone / Aldactone
Triamterene / Maxzide
Verapamil / Calan, Isoptin, Verelan

ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitors
(causes ED in less than 1%)

Lisinopril / Prinvil, Zestril (rarely)
Benazepril hydrochloride / Lotensin (rarely)
Phenoxybenzamine / Dibenzyline
Spironolactone / Aldactone

Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Drugs and Antiepileptic Drugs

Amitriptyline / Elavil
Amoxipine / Asendin
Buspirone / Buspar
Chlordiazepoxide / Librium
Chlorpromazine / Thorazine
Clomipramine / Anafranil
Clorazepate / Tranxene
Desipramine / Norpramin
Diazepam / Valium
Doxepin /Sinequan
Fluoxetine / Prozac
Fluphenazine / Prolixin
Imipramine / Tofranil
Isocarboxazid / Marplan
Lorazepam / Ativan
Meprobamate / Equanil
Mesoridazine / Serentil
Nortriptyline / Pamelor
Oxazepam / Serax
Phenelzine / Nardil
Phenytoin / Dilantin
Sertraline / Zoloft
Thioridazine /Mellaril
Thiothixene / Navane
Tranylcypromine / Parnate
Trifluoperazine / Stelazine

Antihistamines / Histamine H2-receptor Antagonists

Diphenhydramine / Benadryl
Dimehydrinate / Dramamine
Cimetidine / Tagamet
Dimenhydrinate / Dramamine
Diphenhydramine / Benadryl
Hydroxyzine / Vistaril
Meclizine / Antivert
Nizatidine / Axid
Promethazine / Phenergan
Ranitidine / Zantac

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Naproxen / Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn
Indomethacin / Indocin

Parkinson's Disease Medications

Biperiden / Akineton
Benztropine / Cogentin
Trihexyphenidyl / Artane
Procyclidine / Kemadrin
Bromocriptine / Parlodel
Levodopa / Sinemet


Disopyramide / Norpace

Muscle Relaxants

Cyclobenzaprine / Flexeril
Orphenadrine / Norflex

Prostate Cancer Medications

Flutamide / Eulexin
Leuprolide / Lupron

Chemotherapy medications

Antiandrogens / Casodex, Flutamide, Nilutamide
Busulfan / Myleran
Cyclophosphamide / Cytoxan
LHRH agonists / Lupron, Zoladex

Miscellaneous Medications

Aminocaproic acid / Amicar
Clofibrate / Atromid-S
Cyclobenzaprine / Flexeril
Digoxin / Lanoxin
Finasteride / Propecia, Proscar, Avodart
Furazolidone / Furoxone
Indomethacin / Indocin
Lipid lowering-agents
Metoclopramide / Reglan
Orphenadrine / Norflex
Prochlorperazine / Compazine
Pseudoephedrine / Sudafed

Important Note: Do not stop taking any of the above medications if you feel it is causing ED. Speak to the prescribing doctor about it. Do not self medicate for this problem either. Or if you choose to, we may just get to see you in the Emergency Room of your local hospital.

Other Causes of ED


Note: ARBs (angiotensin II receptor blockers) like Losarten may actually improve sexual function in men with high blood pressure. If there are other medications that cause erectile dysfunction not included here, please let us know.

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