A 55-year-old male is prescribed labetalol for hypertension. The patient discontinued his medication due to side effects. Which of the following patient statements is the most probable statement that describes the reason for his noncompliance?


• Labetalol is a beta and alpha blocker that inhibits the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine. The result is hypotension, which can lead to sexual dysfunction and impotence 

• Other common side effects of labetalol are dizziness, headache, edema, dyspnea, nausea/vomiting, and fatigue 

• Insomnia, confusion, and agitation are not common side effects of labetalol 

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