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I am taking Sotalol and I cannot get an erection. I am very concerned about this. Will this last forever or just while I am taking Sotalol? What could I take instead of Sotalol for regulating my heart beat? I want to make love with my and get better. I tried Virgra but only tried 50 mg and I weigh 164 lbs. Do I just need to take 75-100 mg of Virgra? .
First, you should NEVER, EVER take Viagra without checking with your cardiologist. Viagra works by increasing your blood pressure and blood flow, which could be disastrous when combined with Sotalol. Second, Viagra does not create sexual desire.
Sotalol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). Sotalol is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders.
Common side effects reported include cough, decreased sexual desire, trouble sleeping, reduced concentration, altered taste, dry skin, or muscle aches. Sotalol is also associated with a lessening of energy. Of course, it’s easy to see how your sexual desire could be affected if you’re suffering from reduced concentration, low energy and/or muscle aches!
You don’t say how long you’ve been taking it, but it’s not uncommon for these symptoms to go away once your body is used to the medication, so be patient.
I’m not a cardiologist, so I can’t answer your question about alternative medications specifically. What I CAN tell you, however, is that you should be asking this question of your doctor. Ask whether there’s an alternative medication that isn’t associated with lowered sexual desire.
If this is the best medication for you to take, then it’s time to look at some other ways to increase your desire. First, stop worrying. Anxiety is the enemy of good sex, and the more you worry, the more you create a self-fulfilling prophesy. Be creative: find some new things that arouse you—new imagery or new activities not dependent on an erection. Share them with your partner. This will take some of the pressure off and enable you to begin to experiment with new ways of getting turned on. Best of luck to you. Dr. J
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