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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Sexual dysfunction?

Summary: Sexual dysfunction could be caused by Mirtazapine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Atenolol, and have Depression.

We study 17,015 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 16,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 43 people (0.25%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.03% of all the 128,349 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sexual dysfunction in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Sexual dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sexual dysfunction10.00%10.00%0.00%10.00%70.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Sexual dysfunction9.09%90.91%

Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%11.43%17.14%25.71%20.00%25.71%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Mirtazapine ** :

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

How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (10 people, 23.26%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 11.63%)
  3. Affective disorder (5 people, 11.63%)
  4. Schizoaffective disorder (5 people, 11.63%)
  5. Sleep disorder (4 people, 9.30%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Atenolol (8 people, 18.60%)
  2. Zyprexa (8 people, 18.60%)
  3. Seroquel (7 people, 16.28%)
  4. Clonazepam (7 people, 16.28%)
  5. Acetaminophen (7 people, 16.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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