My wife and I wanted to know if blood pressure pills would effect PD as well.
Greetings to your wife and you,
Yes, there is a category of blood pressure and heart medication known as beta-blockers that have long been known to cause Peyronie's disease as a side effect. Other drugs that can cause Peyronie's disease are interferon, used to treat multiple sclerosis, and Dilantin, used as an anti-seizure drug.
Here is a partial list of beta blockers:
- Acebutolol (Sectral®)
- Atenolol (Tenormin®)
- Betaxolol (Kerlone®, Betoptic®)
- Bisoprolol (Zebeta®)
- Carteolol (Ocupress®)
- Esmolol (Brevibloc®)
- Nebivolol (Bystolic®)
- Metoprolol (Lopressor®, Toprol-XL®)
- Penbutolol (Levatol®)
- Pindolol (Visken®)
If you suspect your blood pressure medication is a beta blocker you should talk to your doctor about finding a possible substitute for it. TRH