Erectile Dysfunction after Therapy with Metoprolol: The Hawthorne Effect

  title={Erectile Dysfunction after Therapy with Metoprolol: The Hawthorne Effect},
  author={G. Cocco},
  pages={174 - 177}
  • G. Cocco
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Aims: It is often assumed that β-blockers, e.g. metoprolol (METO), induce erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. However, cardiovascular diseases can also induce ED and there is also the possibility that psychological factors, such as fear of the disease and side effects of the prescribed drug, may also induce ED. Thus, it is often assumed that β-blockers induce ED in a large percentage of men, but this statement is not well validated and the role of the pharmacologic effect of METO per se on the… CONTINUE READING
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