Review: could Metformin hydrochloride cause Loss of libido?
Summary: Loss of libido is found among people who take Metformin hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Doxazosin mesylate, and have Diabetes.
We study 12,761 people who have side effects while taking Metformin hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 6 have Loss of libido. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of libido and more.
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Metformin hydrochloride has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin hydrochloride 14,605 users)
Loss of libido
Loss of libido (loss of sexual urge) has been reported by people with depression, birth control, hair loss, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.(latest reports from Loss of libido 2,425 patients)
On Dec, 8, 2014: 12,761 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin hydrochloride. Among them, 6 people (0.05%) have Loss Of Libido.
Time on Metformin hydrochloride when people have Loss of libido * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Loss of libido||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||20.00%||40.00%||20.00%||20.00% |
Gender of people who have Loss of libido when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Loss of libido||33.33%||66.67% |
Age of people who have Loss of libido when taking Metformin hydrochloride * :
|Loss of libido||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33% |
Severity of Loss of libido when taking Metformin hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Loss of libido||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Loss of libido ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Loss of libido||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (3 people, 50.00%)
- Depression (2 people, 33.33%)
- Stones - kidney (1 people, 16.67%)
- Gerd (1 people, 16.67%)
- Crps (1 people, 16.67%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Doxazosin mesylate (2 people, 33.33%)
- Lisinopril (2 people, 33.33%)
- Glipizide (2 people, 33.33%)
- Paxil (2 people, 33.33%)
- Lamictal (1 people, 16.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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