Question: I want to know if antihypertensive drugs cause impotence. What are the drugs that have the least impact on sexuality? Enric (El Perelló).
Answer: Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for arteriosclerosis, and at the same time, arteriosclerosis is one of the most frequent causes of erectile dysfunction. Therefore, it is very understandable that hypertensive patients have a higher risk of presenting this problem. In addition, some drugs have also been associated with impotence, especially some antidepressants and beta-blockers. In principle, the medication you take is not clearly linked to impotence.