Review: could Lamictal cause Sexual dysfunction (Erection problems)?
Summary: Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Lamictal, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Klonopin, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 37,541 people who have side effects while taking Lamictal from FDA and social media. Among them, 146 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,659 Lamictal users)
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hair loss, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 32,124 Sexual dysfunction patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 37,541 people reported to have side effects when taking Lamictal. Among them, 146 people (0.39%) have Sexual Dysfunction.
Time on Lamictal when people have Sexual dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sexual dysfunction||7.69%||23.08%||15.38%||5.13%||17.95%||23.08%||7.69% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lamictal * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||3.79%||19.70%||15.91%||21.97%||25.00%||13.64% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Lamictal ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||37.93%||44.83%||17.24% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (38 people, 26.03%)
- Insomnia (32 people, 21.92%)
- Anxiety (30 people, 20.55%)
- Depression (28 people, 19.18%)
- Bipolar ii disorder (21 people, 14.38%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Klonopin (36 people, 24.66%)
- Ambien (34 people, 23.29%)
- Cymbalta (28 people, 19.18%)
- Topamax (25 people, 17.12%)
- Seroquel (24 people, 16.44%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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having major problems with erectile dysfunction. Any advice/help would be greatly appreciated.
From this study (3 months ago):
I feel that i get depressed and anxiety when the medication wears off. Also the irritability does too. My biggest concern is the sexual dysfunction. I've been taking both medications for about a week now and its the first time I've experienced it. I cant even get myself hard and i feel that my penis has either gotten smaller or i have a smaller flaccid. I really dont want this happening all the time. Having sex with my girlfriend is my favorite thing to do and she really loves it too. She talks dirty and can be laying next to me naked but i still wont get hard or I'll get a soft hard after some touching. It used to be so easy to get an erection. Please help.
From this study (3 months ago):
It used to be so easy to get an erection. It would take a touch or quick rub to get hard...really hard .. After taking vyvanse and lamotrigine for about a week. I've gotten my first erectile dysfuntion. It took so long to get hard and i would barely even get hard. It was like a hard soft. I really dont want this becoming a problem. Having sex is my favorite thing to do. Thank you
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