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Review: could Elavil cause Anorgasmia (Orgasmic dysfunction)?

We study 11,098 people who have side effects while taking Elavil from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Anorgasmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anorgasmia and more.

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Elavil

Elavil (latest outcomes from 11,885 users) has active ingredients of amitriptyline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Anorgasmia

Anorgasmia (type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm, even with adequate stimulation) (latest reports from 6,028 patients) has been reported by people with depression, erection problems, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure, neuralgia.

On Sep, 23, 2014: 11,098 people reported to have side effects when taking Elavil. Among them, 7 people (0.06%) have Anorgasmia.

Trend of Anorgasmia in Elavil reports

Time on Elavil when people have Anorgasmia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anorgasmia0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Elavil * :

FemaleMale
Anorgasmia28.57%71.43%

Age of people who have Anorgasmia when taking Elavil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anorgasmia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%42.86%14.29%42.86%

Severity of Anorgasmia when taking Elavil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anorgasmia0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anorgasmia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Anxiety (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Viagra (3 people, 42.86%)
  2. Allegra-d (2 people, 28.57%)
  3. Monocycline (2 people, 28.57%)
  4. Soma (2 people, 28.57%)
  5. Zocor (2 people, 28.57%)

* 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 (2 days ago):

  • having been on amitriptyline for 8 years for sleep problems I collapsed and was found to have aortic stenosis for which I had a tissue valve replacement valve . I wonder if the calcification of the valve was caused bt amitriptyline as my Doctor will not allow me to use them now.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Elavil, 25mg @ night stopped an 11 month chronic headache after a head injury, I sustained 1 1/2 years ago.
    Additionally, Neurologist prescribed 100 mg Lyrica for chronic back/nerve pain from moderate/severe spinal injuries, sustained 20+ years earlier. (Crushed/cracked verabrae and 3 intervertebral disc bulges)
    I had been using Ibuprofen daily in moderate to heavy dosage for the last 20+ years. (800+ mg daily B/4 and then continually after recent head injury)
    I was advised to stop/reduce use of Motrin to 1/2 month or less. It is still the best pain relief but have reduced to PRN, perhaps 200 mg alternate days.
    Since treatment with Lyrica I've noticed reduced nerve pain and stopped using Elavil for sake of not feeling so "wrecked" in the mornings. I have also developed a severe sleep apnoea, treated unsuccessfully via CPAP device which is unbearable to use. I have subsequently suffered with depression/mood disorder for 20+ years and am currently un-treated for this long-standing vulnerability which came back with a vengence after the head-injury. I feel irregularity to my heart beat by the end of the day. I feel suicidal and violently angry.

    Reply

    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I took my pills yesterday night before I went to bed and I was fine then around two hours later I got extremely tired. I also feel s if I could do anything. Before I fell asleep I could feel my heart beat getting slower.

    Reply

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