Could Metformin cause Impotence - from FDA reports


Summary

Impotence is found among people who take Metformin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Diabetes . We study 91,589 people who have side effects while taking Metformin from FDA. Among them, 272 have Impotence. Find out below who they are, when they have Impotence and more.

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Metformin

Metformin has active ingredients of metformin hydrochloride. It is often used in diabetes. (latest outcomes from Metformin 183,204 users)

Impotence

Impotence (powerlessness) has been reported by people with erection problems, hair loss, androgenetic alopecia, depression, high blood pressure (latest reports from 48,753 Impotence patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

91,589 people reported to have side effects when taking Metformin.
Among them, 272 people (0.3%) have Impotence


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Metformin cause Impotence?

Time on Metformin when people have Impotence *:

  • < 1 month: 2.94 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 11.76 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 41.18 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.65 %
  • 10+ years: 17.65 %

Gender of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin *:

  • female: 6.9 %
  • male: 93.1 %

Age of people who have Impotence when taking Metformin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 3.37 %
  • 30-39: 5.29 %
  • 40-49: 21.63 %
  • 50-59: 29.33 %
  • 60+: 40.38 %

Severity of Impotence **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 23.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 10.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Diabetes (71 people, 26.10%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (55 people, 20.22%)
  • High Blood Pressure (54 people, 19.85%)
  • Type 2 Diabetes (41 people, 15.07%)
  • Depression (24 people, 8.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (44 people, 16.18%)
  • Viagra (33 people, 12.13%)
  • Atenolol (33 people, 12.13%)
  • Lisinopril (28 people, 10.29%)
  • Simvastatin (25 people, 9.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (54 people, 19.85%)
  • Weakness (29 people, 10.66%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (28 people, 10.29%)
  • Paraesthesia (28 people, 10.29%)
  • Depression (28 people, 10.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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