Does intake of Lisinopril reduce the testosterone levels?
One study indicated it does.
Hello and welcome,
The blood pressure medication lisinopril is an ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor), and this class of medication does have a known (although low rate of) potential side effect of decreasing libido and erectile dysfunction. It isn't considered a common side effect, but it is a potential side effect.
I found one research article that showed a correlation between lisinopril and lowered testosterone levels in men. It was an early study, but I was not able to find follow up research on it. Here is the abstract to the study:
If you are having difficulty with lowered sexual interest or erectile dysfunction since starting or going up on the dose of lisinopril, talk with your doctor as you may benefit from a switching to a different class of blood pressure or heart medicine. Your doctor can also do a blood test to measure your level of androgens/testosterone.
I hope this information helps.
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