Review: could Percocet cause Sexual dysfunction (Erection problems)?
Summary: Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Percocet, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain.
We study 24,313 people who have side effects while taking Percocet from FDA and social media. Among them, 250 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Percocet has active ingredients of acetaminophen; oxycodone hydrochloride. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 26,466 Percocet users)
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hair loss, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 32,124 Sexual dysfunction patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 24,308 people reported to have side effects when taking Percocet. Among them, 250 people (1.03%) have Sexual Dysfunction.
Time on Percocet when people have Sexual dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sexual dysfunction||50.00%||16.67%||0.00%||0.00%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Percocet * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.41%||0.00%||2.45%||13.06%||28.57%||33.47%||22.04% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Percocet ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||83.33%||16.67%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (105 people, 42.00%)
- Prostate cancer (32 people, 12.80%)
- Multiple myeloma (27 people, 10.80%)
- Depression (20 people, 8.00%)
- Metastases to bone (19 people, 7.60%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (136 people, 54.40%)
- Zometa (106 people, 42.40%)
- Neurontin (75 people, 30.00%)
- Aspirin (72 people, 28.80%)
- Ambien (72 people, 28.80%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Jim on May, 13, 2012:
I have chronic pain and degenerative disc disease. I have undergone 8 back surgeries. I am now 52 years old. I always loved sex and it was important part of my marriage. I can tell you from experience, your lack of sexual desire is partly from the drugs but in large measure it is simply the result of being in horrible pain all the time. My best advice is to make sure your testosterone levels are at top of the normal range. Second and most importantly, I can have super high testosterone but without sleep, it is as if it doesn't metabolize into my system. You MUST figure out how to sleep well. DO NOT wake yourself in the morning simply because you feel guilty being in bed so late. If you have a job and have to be there early, I have no advice. I am self employed so I have moved my schedule around. I only get good sleep between 5 am and 10am. I have no idea why but this seems to be a trend with individuals like you and me. I have taken methadone for pain for 10yrs. Follow my advice and it should help.
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