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It is possible to develop certain sexual side effects while taking Dynacirc (isradipine). Impotence is a reported side effect, occurring in less than 1 percent of men taking the drug during clinical trials. If you are taking Dynacirc and impotence becomes a problem, your healthcare provider may recommend an erectile dysfunction medicine, adjust your Dynacirc dosage, or prescribe another blood pressure drug.

Dynacirc and Impotence: An Overview

Dynacirc® (isradipine) is a prescription medication known as a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Like most medicines, side effects can occur with use of the drug. Impotence may be one of these side effects. In studies, impotence was reported in less than 1 percent of men taking Dynacirc.
 

What Is Impotence?

Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
 

Dynacirc and Impotence: What Should You Do?

It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know if you will develop impotence while taking Dynacirc. It may also be difficult to know whether impotence is caused by the medication itself or other problems.
 
If you are taking Dynacirc and impotence becomes a problem, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend treatment options. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, your healthcare provider may also recommend that you take an erectile dysfunction medicine, adjust your Dynacirc dosage, or try another blood pressure medication.
 
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