Review: could Lyrica cause Sexual dysfunction (Erection problems)?
Summary: Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Lyrica, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.
We study 64,396 people who have side effects while taking Lyrica from FDA and social media. Among them, 322 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Lyrica has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia. (latest outcomes from 66,610 Lyrica 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 Feb, 11, 2015: 64,375 people reported to have side effects when taking Lyrica. Among them, 322 people (0.50%) have Sexual Dysfunction.
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||34.48%||17.24%||22.41%||17.24%||5.17%||3.45%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :
|Sexual dysfunction||6.40%||93.60% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||0.42%||1.26%||4.20%||14.29%||39.08%||40.76% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Lyrica ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||11.11%||5.56%||72.22%||11.11% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||21.43%||78.57% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (57 people, 17.70%)
- Neuralgia (53 people, 16.46%)
- Multiple myeloma (31 people, 9.63%)
- Pain in extremity (30 people, 9.32%)
- Arthralgia (29 people, 9.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Neurontin (72 people, 22.36%)
- Zometa (67 people, 20.81%)
- Aspirin (58 people, 18.01%)
- Viagra (56 people, 17.39%)
- Aredia (54 people, 16.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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