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Review: could Digoxin cause Impotence?

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

We study 51,830 people who have side effects while taking Digoxin from FDA and social media. Among them, 160 have Impotence. Find out below who they are, when they have Impotence and more.

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Digoxin

Digoxin (latest outcomes from 52,547 users) has active ingredients of digoxin. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter, heart rate irregular. Commonly reported side effects of Digoxin include atrial fibrillation/flutter, atrial fibrillation aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.

Impotence

Impotence (powerlessness) (latest reports from 134,852 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 51,796 people reported to have side effects when taking Digoxin. Among them, 160 people (0.31%) have Impotence. They amount to 0.12% of all the 128,181 people who have Impotence on eHealthMe.

Trend of Impotence in Digoxin reports

Time on Digoxin when people have Impotence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Impotence6.67%11.11%13.33%6.67%24.44%22.22%15.56%

Gender of people who have Impotence when taking Digoxin * :

FemaleMale
Impotence0.56%99.44%

Age of people who have Impotence when taking Digoxin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Impotence0.00%0.00%0.00%0.67%1.33%12.67%34.00%51.33%

Severity of Impotence when taking Digoxin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Impotence0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Impotence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Impotence0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (30 people, 18.75%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (26 people, 16.25%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (16 people, 10.00%)
  4. Cardiac failure congestive (11 people, 6.88%)
  5. Osteoporosis (7 people, 4.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (72 people, 45.00%)
  2. Coumadin (61 people, 38.12%)
  3. Viagra (59 people, 36.88%)
  4. Lasix (53 people, 33.12%)
  5. Furosemide (49 people, 30.63%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (8 months ago):


  • about 3 monthes ago i started to experince erectile dysfunction.my medication
    had been altered due to my heart condition worsening.i wonder whether my impotence is caused by my heart condition or the medication i take.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • Can't get or maintain an erection, is it these drugs in combination ?

    Reply

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