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Learn about medications that may cause ED, the drugs that may cause ED, and what methods are used to treat ED depending on the patient’s specific drug regimen.

There are different types of medications used to treat different physical conditions that can contribute to ED problems. If you are taking medications for heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, or if you are taking SSRIs like Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil to treat depression and anxiety, it’s quite possible that these medications are contributing to your ED problems. There are also a range of drugs that may cause ED, including alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, cocaine, marijuana, methadone, nicotine, and opiates.

ED problems can often be caused by high blood pressure, heart disease, and other conditions, and is also fairly common for men with diabetes. In fact, erectile dysfunction may be one of the first signs of diabetes for many. Although ED is a difficult problem to share with anyone, it’s important to mention that ED is one of the most treatable complications of diabetes, and ED is reversible in a diabetic.

In this context, specialists must work closely with their patients, and their patients must accurately disclose their use of any and all medications and drugs. The use of some medications is non-negotiable, and the current medication regimen must stay in place. In these cases, specialists can recommend traditional solutions like ginseng or yohimbe, perform surgery for some patients, or employ acoustic wave therapy for ED. For others, and PDE5 Inhibitor medications for ED such as Vardenafil (Viagra), Sildenafil (Levitra), and Tadalafil (Cialis) are widely popular and effective, and can be used to overcome the effects of SSRIs like Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil. For men suffering with related ED symptoms such as premature ejaculation, SSRIs can be prescribed as an ED medication to treat the problem.

As far as drug use, specialists will of course discourage the continuation of these and other self-destructive habits, habits that threaten life, as well compromise sexual function. Long term users of nicotine, opiates, and marijuana, admittedly a very large population, will experience the effect of erectile dysfunction more frequently than those not using drugs.

Medications for ED are not taken in a diagnostic vacuum, and specialists will be able to offer help with ED to treat the causes of ED, and not just the signs and symptoms. Medications for ED have enjoyed great success and offer an excellent solution for many men. But for those who are seeking to address the psychological causes, counseling is available to treat anxiety and depression.

If you are taking a regimen of drugs to treat heart disease diabetes or some other physical condition, and are experiencing ED problems, discuss your situation with a skilled specialist. They can make a thorough diagnosis, review your drug history, and make a recommendation for the most effective ED treatment.