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Effect of prescription medications on erectile dysfunction
  1. Shirin Razdan,
  2. Aubrey B Greer,
  3. Amir Patel,
  4. Mahmoud Alameddine,
  5. Joshua S Jue,
  6. Ranjith Ramasamy
  1. Department of Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ranjith Ramasamy, Department of Urology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA; Ramasamy{at}


Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about 50% of men in the USA and is primarily attributed to physiological (organic) and psychological causes. However, a substantial portion of men suffer from ED due to iatrogenic causes. Common medications such as antihypertensives, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and antacids may cause ED. Physicians should be aware of the various prescription medications that may cause ED to properly screen and counsel patients on an issue that many may feel too uncomfortable to discuss. In this review, we discuss the physiology, data and alternative therapies for the ED caused by medications.

  • erectile dysfunction
  • ED
  • iatrogenic erectile dysfunction
  • iatrogenic ED
  • medication-induced erectile dysfunction
  • medication-induced ED

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  • Contributors Drafting of the article, critical revision of the article and final approval of the version to be published: all authors. Conception or design of the work: JSJ.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.