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Cases of impotence have been reported in men taking Verelan. Impotence occurred in less than 1 percent of men taking the medication during clinical studies. However, it is difficult to determine if impotence is caused by the medication alone or other factors. Therefore, if you are taking Verelan and impotence becomes a problem, discuss it with your healthcare provider.
Verelan and Impotence: An OverviewVerelan® (verapamil hydrochloride) 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 Verelan.
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 firm enough for sexual intercourse. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction (or ED for short).
Verelan and Impotence -- What Should You Do?It is impossible for your healthcare provider to know whether you will develop impotence while taking Verelan. It may also be difficult to know whether impotence is caused by the medication alone or other problems.
If you are taking Verelan 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 the severity of your impotence, he or she may also recommend that you take an erectile dysfunction medicine, adjust your Verelan dosage, or try another blood pressure medication.