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Review: could Metformin cause Impotence (Erection problems)?

We study 97,314 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 349 have Impotence. Find out below who they are, when they have Impotence and more.

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Metformin

Metformin (latest outcomes from 100,800 users) has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes.

Impotence

Impotence (powerlessness) (latest reports from 131,843 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 97,314 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 349 people (0.36%) have Impotence.

Trend of Impotence in Metformin reports

Time on Metformin when people have Impotence * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Impotence1.64%9.84%4.92%11.48%36.07%24.59%11.48%

Gender of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin * :

FemaleMale
Impotence2.43%97.57%

Age of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Impotence0.00%0.00%0.00%1.82%7.88%15.15%40.00%35.15%

Severity of Impotence when taking Metformin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Impotence1.67%40.00%50.00%8.33%

How people recovered from Impotence ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Impotence2.78%0.00%97.22%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (69 people, 19.77%)
  2. Erectile dysfunction (64 people, 18.34%)
  3. Depression (52 people, 14.90%)
  4. Hypertension (44 people, 12.61%)
  5. Anxiety (27 people, 7.74%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Metformin hcl (195 people, 55.87%)
  2. Aspirin (91 people, 26.07%)
  3. Lisinopril (87 people, 24.93%)
  4. Metformin hydrochloride (64 people, 18.34%)
  5. Levitra (63 people, 18.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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