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

Summary: Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Actos, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Levitra, and have Erection problems.

We study 31,013 people who have side effects while taking Actos from FDA and social media. Among them, 144 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Actos has active ingredients of pioglitazone hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 31,352 Actos users)

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain, hair loss. (latest reports from 32,224 Erectile dysfunction patients)

On Apr, 8, 2015: 31,013 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos. Among them, 148 people (0.48%) 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 dysfunction21.43%28.57%7.14%14.29%21.43%0.00%7.14%

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

Erectile dysfunction5.66%94.34%

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

Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.59%10.49%37.76%39.16%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Actos ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction0.00%37.50%50.00%12.50%

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, 32.43%)
  2. Depression (25 people, 16.89%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (17 people, 11.49%)
  4. Anxiety (15 people, 10.14%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 10.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Levitra (43 people, 29.05%)
  2. Lipitor (40 people, 27.03%)
  3. Viagra (39 people, 26.35%)
  4. Vioxx (28 people, 18.92%)
  5. Glucophage (27 people, 18.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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