Review: could Metformin cause Impotence (Erection problems)?
Summary: Impotence is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Metformin hcl, and have Diabetes. We study 97,517 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA and social media. Among them, 353 have Impotence. Find out below who they are, when they have Impotence and more.
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Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from 101,050 Metformin users)
Impotence (powerlessness) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain, hair loss. (latest reports from 31,506 Impotence patients)
On May, 13, 2015: 97,507 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin. Among them, 351 people (0.36%) have Impotence.
Time on Metformin when people have Impotence * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin * :
Age of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin * :
Severity of Impotence when taking Metformin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Impotence ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus (69 people, 19.66%)
- Erectile dysfunction (64 people, 18.23%)
- Depression (52 people, 14.81%)
- Hypertension (45 people, 12.82%)
- Anxiety (27 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Metformin hcl (195 people, 55.56%)
- Aspirin (91 people, 25.93%)
- Lisinopril (87 people, 24.79%)
- Metformin hydrochloride (64 people, 18.23%)
- Levitra (63 people, 17.95%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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