eHealthMe - What patients like me said? eHealthMe - a cloud computing service for drugs

What patients like me said?

More tools

Review: could Lyrica cause Sexual dysfunction?

Summary: Sexual dysfunction could be caused by Lyrica, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 64,173 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.

How are my drugs for patients like me? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now, it's anonymous, simple & free >>>

Lyrica

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,360 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 132,514 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 64,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 320 people (0.50%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.24% of all the 130,646 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sexual dysfunction in Lyrica reports

Time on Lyrica when people have Sexual dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sexual dysfunction35.71%16.07%23.21%16.07%5.36%3.57%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :

FemaleMale
Sexual dysfunction6.43%93.57%

Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.42%1.27%3.81%14.41%39.41%40.68%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sexual dysfunction12.50%6.25%68.75%12.50%

How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sexual dysfunction0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (57 people, 17.81%)
  2. Neuralgia (53 people, 16.56%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (31 people, 9.69%)
  4. Pain in extremity (30 people, 9.38%)
  5. Arthralgia (29 people, 9.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (72 people, 22.50%)
  2. Zometa (67 people, 20.94%)
  3. Aspirin (58 people, 18.12%)
  4. Viagra (56 people, 17.50%)
  5. Aredia (54 people, 16.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Related topic: Lyrica, Sexual dysfunction

You can also:

On eHealthMe, Lyrica (pregabalin) is often used for fibromyalgia. Find out below the conditions Lyrica is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is Lyrica used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Could it be a symptom from a condition:

Drugs in real world that are associated with:

Could your condition cause it?

Comments from related studies:

  • 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.

    Reply

  • 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

    Reply

    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.

    Reply

Can you answer these questions (what is this?):

  • Can trileptal cause a-fib
    I had an ablation. I got irregular hr on lyrica for neuropathy peripheral.md changed to oxcarbazepine. do these drugs cause a-fib. what is best pain med that does not cause a-fib or tachycardia.cymbalta,paxil Prozac caused atrial tachy and a-fib.?

  • Can i take ibuprophen while i'm taking lyrica
    I'm taking Lyrica for shingles. Although it has greatly helped with the pain, I still have considerable itchiness and pain upon touching the affected area. Can I take ibuprophen along with the lyrica? Any suggestions for the itch?

  • Who has suffered from anxiety while using lyrica
    I was taking 150mg of lyrica a day. Initially had no problem with it as went onto it slowly. After 18months of constant dose I started to have my tummy doing sommersaults

More questions for: Lyrica, Sexual dysfunction

You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):

  • Good medication no side effects
    Best ever no side effects I love latuda it works for my bipolar disorder depression and viagra works with it

  • Lyrica caused my kidneys to shut down
    I was on Lyrica for 6 weeks and it almost killed me. I was so weak at the end that my daughter had to help me get out of bed go to the bathroom. I gained 22 lbs in 10 days. I gained over 40 lbs in 6 weeks. My ankles and feet were so swollen that the skin was starting to break open. I was in and out ...

  • Accutane made me impotent
    I am a 61 year old male who was prescribed Accutane at the age of 58 by my ophthalmologist to speed in the healing of my retina from a retinal detachment. It did me absolutely no good whatsoever in that regard and actually caused me to have permanent impotence. My problem started at the exact same ...

More reviews for: Lyrica, Sexual dysfunction

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.

WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

Related study

- Lyrica side effects

 

Related symptom

- Sexual Dysfunction

 

 

Recent user comments

- "Family member diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Started ... " (1 hour ago)

- "My whole blood lactic acid is 0.76. This has never be ... " (7 hours ago)

- "after three(3) days of vancomycin 4 times per day to ... " (8 hours ago)

- "I have vitamin D deficiency and hypothyroidism I thin ... " (9 hours ago)

- "Have severe Ibs incontinence this is he only appprove ... " (9 hours ago)

 

Tools

- Check symptoms
- Check drugs
- Compare drugs
- Ask a question
- Write a review
- Report a side effect

 

Popular searches

- Opossum Tree
- Sneezing
- Burning Sensation
- Heart Rate Decreased
- Serum Sickness Like Reaction

   

Drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Side effects: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Symptoms: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

 
© 2014 eHealthMe.com. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of eHealthMe.com's terms of service and privacy policy.