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There are a number of side effects that may potentially occur with the use of Sular. Impotence is a side effect that was reported in less than 1 percent of men taking the drug during clinical studies. If you are taking Sular and impotence becomes a problem, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider.

Sular and Impotence: An Overview

Sular® (nisoldipine) is a prescription medication known as a calcium channel blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Like most medicines, there are possible side effects that can occur. Impotence may be one of these side effects.
 
In studies, impotence was reported in less than 1 percent of men taking Sular.
 

What Is Impotence?

Impotence is usually defined as a total inability to achieve 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 firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
 

Sular and Impotence -- What Should You Do?

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