Review: could Benicar cause Erectile Dysfunction?


Summary

Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Benicar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Zoloft, and have Hypertension . We study 17,367 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Benicar

Benicar has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure. (latest outcomes from Benicar 18,302 users)

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with skin blushing/flushing, drug ineffective, weakness, back pain, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 47,291 Erectile dysfunction patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

17,367 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar.
Among them, 103 people (0.59%) have Erectile Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Benicar cause Erectile dysfunction?

Time on Benicar when people have Erectile Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 4.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.64 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 36.36 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.18 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Erectile Dysfunction when taking Benicar *:

  • female: 3.96 %
  • male: 96.04 %

Age of people who have Erectile Dysfunction when taking Benicar *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.41 %
  • 30-39: 5.63 %
  • 40-49: 25.35 %
  • 50-59: 21.13 %
  • 60+: 46.48 %

Severity if Erectile Dysfunction when taking Benicar **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 47.06 %
  • severe: 47.06 %
  • most severe: 5.88 %

How people recovered from Erectile Dysfunction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (31 people, 30.10%)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (13 people, 12.62%)
  • Neoplasm Malignant (10 people, 9.71%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (10 people, 9.71%)
  • Depression (10 people, 9.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (27 people, 26.21%)
  • Zometa (25 people, 24.27%)
  • Viagra (21 people, 20.39%)
  • Lisinopril (19 people, 18.45%)
  • Dexamethasone (19 people, 18.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (32 people, 31.07%)
  • Fatigue (31 people, 30.10%)
  • Pain (29 people, 28.16%)
  • Headache (29 people, 28.16%)
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis (27 people, 26.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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