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Review: could Benicar cause Erectile dysfunction?

Summary: Erectile dysfunction could be caused by Benicar, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Zoloft, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,856 people who have side effects while taking Benicar from FDA and social media. Among them, 89 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Benicar

Benicar (latest outcomes from 13,703 users) has active ingredients of olmesartan medoxomil. It is often used in high blood pressure.

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (latest reports from 132,534 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 12,842 people reported to have side effects when taking Benicar. Among them, 91 people (0.71%) have Erectile Dysfunction. They amount to 0.07% of all the 128,244 people who have Erectile Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Erectile dysfunction in Benicar reports

Time on Benicar when people have Erectile dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Erectile dysfunction15.00%10.00%20.00%10.00%40.00%5.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Erectile dysfunction2.20%97.80%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%2.99%5.97%16.42%23.88%50.75%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Benicar ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction0.00%50.00%42.86%7.14%

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. Hypertension (30 people, 32.97%)
  2. Erectile dysfunction (15 people, 16.48%)
  3. Depression (11 people, 12.09%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 10.99%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (9 people, 9.89%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (27 people, 29.67%)
  2. Zometa (24 people, 26.37%)
  3. Aspirin (23 people, 25.27%)
  4. Levitra (20 people, 21.98%)
  5. Viagra (20 people, 21.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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