Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
170 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can Viagra be taken for erectile dysfunction while on hypertension medication?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Ilir Sharka

Cardiologist

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 7059 Questions

default
Posted on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I have been taking Corgard, 10 mgs., BID, for sometime, in combination with Lisinopril HCTZ and Zestril, to control hypertension. I am 68 years old and lately, I have been experiencing significant problems with maintaining an erection. I have considered obtaining a script for Viagra, but was wondering if it wouldn't be a better solution to ask my doc to try a different combination of blood pressure meds. Your thoughts?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to corgard.

Erectile dysfunction is a known adverse effect of this drug.

For this reason, I would recommend switching from Corgard to Nebivolol or Bisoprolol, which do not impose to this adverse effect.

Regarding the other drugs that you are currently taking, I would not recommend making any changes, as they do not lead to erectile dysfunction as an adverse effect.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues!

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr.Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Zestril

doctor1 MD

Hi, my husband was diagnosed with ventricular tachychardia. Lastnight he was experiencing dizziness and felt like the whole room was spinning...

doctor1 MD

46 ur old female s/p left breast ca in 1998. Treated with 650 of adriamycin. Was. Admitted to hosotal on 1/25 with cardiomyopathy, ef of 20 and...

doctor1 MD

I have high blood pressure and am on norvasac and zestril. Living in Colorado springs so in high elevation. Right now I am having breathing...

doctor1 MD

MY QUESTION IS IS LISINOPRIL 10MG TAB INTERNL LB THE SAME AS LISINOPRIL 10MG TAB LEG

doctor1 MD

hi I feel nauseated after chewing on my lopressor and zestril what should I do ? my blood pressure was 165 over 102

doctor1 MD

I am a 54 year old male with an enlarged heart due to genetics. Here lately it has been going a-fib a lot more often, and staying longer. I was...