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Review: could Arimidex cause Libido decreased?

Summary: Libido decreased could be caused by Arimidex, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Demerol, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,487 people who have side effects while taking Arimidex from FDA and social media. Among them, 29 have Libido decreased. Find out below who they are, when they have Libido decreased and more.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 14,469 people reported to have side effects when taking Arimidex. Among them, 29 people (0.20%) have Libido Decreased. They amount to 0.09% of all the 32,710 people who have Libido Decreased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Libido decreased in Arimidex reports

Time on Arimidex when people have Libido decreased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Libido decreased25.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Libido decreased when taking Arimidex * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Libido decreased0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%0.00%20.00%23.33%40.00%

Severity of Libido decreased when taking Arimidex ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Libido decreased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (15 people, 51.72%)
  2. Breast cancer female (5 people, 17.24%)
  3. Blood testosterone decreased (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Back pain (4 people, 13.79%)
  5. Sleep disorder (4 people, 13.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Demerol (4 people, 13.79%)
  2. Lipitor (4 people, 13.79%)
  3. Valium (4 people, 13.79%)
  4. Calcium (4 people, 13.79%)
  5. Seroquel (4 people, 13.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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