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Review: could Methadone hydrochloride cause Erectile dysfunction (Erection problems)?





Summary: Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Methadone hydrochloride, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Coumadin, and have Prophylaxis.

We study 2,078 people who have side effects while taking Methadone hydrochloride from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.

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Methadone hydrochloride

Methadone Hydrochloride has active ingredients of methadone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Methadone Hydrochloride 2,835 users)

Erectile dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction has been reported by people with erection problems, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.(latest reports from Erectile Dysfunction 30,109 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 2,078 people reported to have side effects when taking Methadone hydrochloride. Among them, 9 people (0.43%) have Erectile Dysfunction.

Trend of Erectile dysfunction in Methadone hydrochloride reports

Time on Methadone hydrochloride when people have Erectile dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Methadone hydrochloride * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%25.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Methadone hydrochloride ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Erectile dysfunction0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Erectile dysfunction50.00%0.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (5 people, 55.56%)
  2. Blood testosterone decreased (1 people, 11.11%)
  3. Sleep disorder (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (1 people, 11.11%)
  5. Erectile dysfunction (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Coumadin (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Avapro (5 people, 55.56%)
  3. Amoxicillin (5 people, 55.56%)
  4. Elavil (5 people, 55.56%)
  5. Relafen (5 people, 55.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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