Review: could Lyrica cause Sexual dysfunction?
We study 64,280 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 320 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,482 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 131,733 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.
On Aug, 13, 2014: 64,271 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 320 people (0.50%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.25% of all the 129,556 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.
Time on Lyrica 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||35.71%||16.07%||23.21%||16.07%||5.36%||3.57%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :
|Sexual dysfunction||6.43%||93.57% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||0.42%||1.27%||3.81%||14.41%||39.41%||40.68% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||12.50%||6.25%||68.75%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||16.67%||83.33% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (57 people, 17.81%)
- Neuralgia (53 people, 16.56%)
- Multiple myeloma (31 people, 9.69%)
- Pain in extremity (30 people, 9.38%)
- Arthralgia (29 people, 9.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (72 people, 22.50%)
- Zometa (67 people, 20.94%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 18.12%)
- Viagra (56 people, 17.50%)
- Aredia (54 people, 16.88%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
After 4 days taking 100 mg twice daily I am totally impotent. I can't get an erection no matter how hard I try. After this short of a period of time. Going to discuss further with doctor before going off of the medication.
This is a ridiculous side effect for men.
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
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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