Some Medications Seem To Be Limiting My Sexual Performance. Can I Stop Taking Them For A Few Days?

Dr. Mehra answers the question: 'Stopping Meds Due To Sexual Performance?'

ByMandeep Mehra, M.D., Chief of Cardiology, University of Maryland Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

— -- Question: I have noticed that some medications are limiting my sexual performance. Can I stop taking them for a few days?

Answer: Certainly overaggressive control of blood pressure with a number of medications can reduce sexual performance in a very minority group of patients. However, I must warn you that you should not stop any medications unless you discuss this with your physician.

For example, stopping a beta blocker can be extremely harmful. It can cause angina. It can cause a heart attack. It can cause a rhythm disturbance. And stopping blood pressure medications can cause you to go into what we call a blood pressure hypertensive crisis that can be extremely harmful to your health.

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