Taking beta blocker has created mild ED. Is it safe to take Ayurvedic medicines?

Q. Taking beta blocker has created mild ED. Is it safe to take Ayurvedic medicines?

Answered by
Dr. Raman Kaushik
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 17, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 04, 2023

Hello doctor,

I work in the IT field with stressful work levels and timings, due to which I started having palpitations for severe stress. I am taking Betacap 20 and Escitalopram daily for this. I have gone through heart checkups and found no other problems. But taking this beta blocker has created mild ED problems. My friend suggested using Zee Ayurveda's Zee Musli premium tablets to take daily for 45 days. Is it safe to take, need your advice?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

ED (erectile dysfunction) is one of the common side effects of beta blockers. It needs to be confirmed that the blood pressure is fairly controlled with the current medication. After going through the Zee Ayurveda product which you have mentioned, it seems to be good enough for your problem (I have not used it yet in my practice). But it is mentioned that this kind of ayurvedic medicine give its best effects when the digestion of the person is good. So, make sure that your appetite and digestion are appropriate. You can take some Ayurvedic preparation to augment digestion like Liv 52 (Himsra and Kasani) or Livomyn (Kalmegh, Punarnava, Bhumyamalaki, and Katuki), etc.

Another good medicine with good results for ED problems is the tablet Shilapravanga (Shuddha Shilajit, Pravala Bhasma, Vanga Bhasma) (Dhootpapeshwar company), one tablet twice a day with milk. Thanks.

Thanks doctor,

But do these medicines have heavy metals that are harmful?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Some Ayurvedic medicines do have minerals as their content but these are purified with some special procedures and are not harmful if prepared properly. Therefore such a herbo-mineral Ayurvedic medicine needs to be from a good pharma company.

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