Moduretic and Impotence
Is there a connection between Moduretic and impotence? In clinical studies, this rare side effect was reported by less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. As a result, it's unclear if this is caused by Moduretic or other factors. If you are taking Moduretic and impotence become a problem, talk to your healthcare provider about the treatment options that are available.
Moduretic and Impotence: An OverviewModuretic® (amiloride-HCTZ) may cause impotence, as is common with many blood pressure medications. In clinical studies on the drug, however, impotence was reported rarely (in less than 1 percent of people taking it).
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).
Moduretic and Impotence: Final ThoughtsIt is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop impotence while taking Moduretic. If it occurs, it may also be difficult to know whether impotence is caused by the medication itself or by other problems
If you are taking Moduretic and impotence becomes a problem, 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 Moduretic dosage, or try another diuretic or blood pressure medication.