Review: could Morphine cause Erectile dysfunction (Erection problems)?
Summary: Erectile dysfunction is found among people who take Morphine, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 48,666 people who have side effects while taking Morphine from FDA and social media. Among them, 179 have Erectile dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Erectile dysfunction and more.
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Morphine has active ingredients of morphine sulfate. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 49,756 Morphine users)
Erectile dysfunction has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain, hair loss. (latest reports from 32,150 Erectile dysfunction patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 48,666 people reported to have side effects when taking Morphine. Among them, 183 people (0.38%) have Erectile Dysfunction.
Time on Morphine when people have Erectile dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||54.55%||27.27%||0.00%||9.09%||9.09%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Morphine * :
|Erectile dysfunction||0.47%||99.53% |
Age of people who have Erectile dysfunction when taking Morphine * :
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||1.06%||3.19%||43.09%||39.89%||12.77% |
Severity of Erectile dysfunction when taking Morphine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||66.67%||33.33%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Erectile dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Erectile dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (52 people, 28.42%)
- Pain (43 people, 23.50%)
- Back pain (17 people, 9.29%)
- Lung cancer metastatic (13 people, 7.10%)
- Neoplasm malignant (13 people, 7.10%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (118 people, 64.48%)
- Oxycontin (104 people, 56.83%)
- Ativan (92 people, 50.27%)
- Aredia (88 people, 48.09%)
- Aspirin (88 people, 48.09%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Does anyone with a medical background know about this ailment/disease? Does it sound feasible that MRSA or it's treatment could have caused this? I was surgically debrided up to every other day when the vac pac/negative pressure machine and dressings were changed and the doctors told me I lost a great deal of tissue and had a lot of nerve damage due to the infection.
Any patient perspectives on this illness would also be very much valued in helping me make a decision, moving forward. If all this is going to accomplish is to attach a label to the pain but not actually change anything, after fighting it for 10yrs now, avoiding hospital as much as I can, I really can't see the point of exploratory surgerys and biopsys now when it is known that I have this propensity towards adhesions and a new wound means a potentially new adhesion growth site.
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Four years ago I went in for major foot surgery, and flat-lined. I was in intensive care for 2 days, on a morphine drip for the pain.
When I awoke, I knew immediately I was suffering with my prostate. It was aching badly and I was urinating frequently. The nurses were amazed with how many 'bottles' I filled in such a short time.
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In December 2013, I went in for more foot surgery. I was unaware about the morphine at this time, so didn't consider it being a problem. I talk to the anaesthetist, who wanted me to have an epidural (injection in the spine to numb my lower body). At no point did he talk to me about my prostate history.
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