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Review: could Actos cause Erectile dysfunction (Erection problems)?

We study 31,006 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA and social media. Among them, 147 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Actos (latest outcomes from 31,343 users) has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (latest reports from 130,113 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 31,006 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos. Among them, 147 people (0.47%) have Erectile Dysfunction.

Trend of Erectile dysfunction in Actos reports

Time on Actos when people have Erectile dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Erectile dysfunction23.08%30.77%0.00%15.38%23.08%0.00%7.69%

Gender of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Actos * :

Erectile dysfunction5.70%94.30%

Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Actos * :

Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.97%10.56%38.03%39.44%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Actos ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction0.00%42.86%42.86%14.29%

How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (48 people, 32.65%)
  2. Depression (25 people, 17.01%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 11.56%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 10.20%)
  5. Hypertension (15 people, 10.20%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levitra (43 people, 29.25%)
  2. Lipitor (40 people, 27.21%)
  3. Viagra (39 people, 26.53%)
  4. Vioxx (28 people, 19.05%)
  5. Glucophage (27 people, 18.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Recently added actos and Losartan to my regiment of Prescription drugs and have recently noticed problems with achieving and sustaining erections. Prior to this, there was never a problem.

    I also take an aspirin, fish oil tablet and niacin capsule daily.


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