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Review: could Flexeril cause Erectile dysfunction?

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

We study 14,399 people who have side effects while taking Flexeril from FDA and social media. Among them, 152 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,320 people reported to have side effects when taking Flexeril. Among them, 162 people (1.13%) have Erectile Dysfunction. They amount to 0.13% of all the 128,248 people who have Erectile Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Erectile dysfunction in Flexeril reports

Time on Flexeril when people have Erectile dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Erectile dysfunction25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Erectile dysfunction6.32%93.68%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%4.40%11.95%27.04%27.67%28.93%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Flexeril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction25.00%50.00%25.00%0.00%

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. Pain (45 people, 27.78%)
  2. Osteoporosis (14 people, 8.64%)
  3. Insomnia (12 people, 7.41%)
  4. Sleep disorder (11 people, 6.79%)
  5. Neoplasm malignant (11 people, 6.79%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Oxycontin (68 people, 41.98%)
  2. Vioxx (50 people, 30.86%)
  3. Ambien (48 people, 29.63%)
  4. Zometa (47 people, 29.01%)
  5. Percocet (46 people, 28.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • having erectile dysfunction problems.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I used to have sex every day some times twice when possible ,after about 2yrs on the meds testosrone level is .025 (none)Starting about june 2005 I lost all body hair including pubic and facial hair,in about 3 mnts went from daily shaving to once a month ,was started on testosrone therapy presently using 20 mgs a day.Still sex drive is very low I realy don't care if I have it but partner wants to. I am presently waiting to have both knees replaced . I also have 5 herneated discs in back 3in the neck that are inoperatal 2 in lower back are bad ,I can have them fused but am waiting as long as i can . The ones in neck make my hands swell and get very hot as high as 105 fairenhite this extremly painfull and i frequently end up sleeping in a chair.Ican give more info if required thankyou mc

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    Jim on May, 13, 2012:

    I have chronic pain and degenerative disc disease. I have undergone 8 back surgeries. I am now 52 years old. I always loved sex and it was important part of my marriage. I can tell you from experience, your lack of sexual desire is partly from the drugs but in large measure it is simply the result of being in horrible pain all the time. My best advice is to make sure your testosterone levels are at top of the normal range. Second and most importantly, I can have super high testosterone but without sleep, it is as if it doesn't metabolize into my system. You MUST figure out how to sleep well. DO NOT wake yourself in the morning simply because you feel guilty being in bed so late. If you have a job and have to be there early, I have no advice. I am self employed so I have moved my schedule around. I only get good sleep between 5 am and 10am. I have no idea why but this seems to be a trend with individuals like you and me. I have taken methadone for pain for 10yrs. Follow my advice and it should help.

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