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Review: could Insomnia cause Impotence?

Summary: Impotence could be caused by Insomnia, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, also have Depression, and take Ambien.

We study 44,497 people who have Insomnia from FDA and social media. Among them, 194 have Impotence (Erection problems). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 44,478 people who have insomnia are studied. Among them, 194 (0.44%) have Impotence. They amount to 0.15% of all the 128,165 people who have Impotence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Impotence in insomnia reports

Gender of people who have insomnia and experienced Impotence * :


Age of people who have insomnia and experienced Impotence * :


Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Depression (61 people, 31.44%)
  2. Anxiety (59 people, 30.41%)
  3. Sleep disorder (20 people, 10.31%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (20 people, 10.31%)
  5. Hypertension (15 people, 7.73%)
  6. Pain (13 people, 6.70%)
  7. Schizophrenia (12 people, 6.19%)
  8. Arthralgia (11 people, 5.67%)
  9. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 5.15%)
  10. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 5.15%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Ambien (66 people, 34.02%)
  2. Seroquel (54 people, 27.84%)
  3. Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen (33 people, 17.01%)
  4. Trazodone hydrochloride (33 people, 17.01%)
  5. Naproxen (31 people, 15.98%)
  6. Temazepam (31 people, 15.98%)
  7. Lexapro (31 people, 15.98%)
  8. Aspirin (28 people, 14.43%)
  9. Klonopin (26 people, 13.40%)
  10. Zyprexa (25 people, 12.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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