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Review: could Suboxone cause Loss of libido?

Summary: Loss of libido could be caused by Suboxone, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zoloft, and have Drug dependence.

We study 7,085 people who have side effects while taking Suboxone from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 have Loss of libido. Find out below who they are, when they have Loss of libido and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 7,085 people reported to have side effects when taking Suboxone. Among them, 7 people (0.10%) have Loss Of Libido. They amount to 0.06% of all the 11,410 people who have Loss Of Libido on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loss of libido in Suboxone reports

Time on Suboxone when people have Loss of libido * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loss of libido0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loss of libido when taking Suboxone * :

FemaleMale
Loss of libido12.50%87.50%

Age of people who have Loss of libido when taking Suboxone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loss of libido0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%33.33%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Loss of libido when taking Suboxone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Loss of libido0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Loss of libido ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Drug dependence (3 people, 42.86%)
  2. Opiate withdrawal (2 people, 28.57%)
  3. Depression (2 people, 28.57%)
  4. Anxiety (1 people, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zoloft (1 people, 14.29%)
  2. Lamictal (1 people, 14.29%)
  3. Klonopin (1 people, 14.29%)
  4. Adderall 20 (1 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have had depression (in some form) since I was a teen and this intensified as I struggled with acne. I fought these through my twenty's, along with the inability to complete tasks. As I aged, the incompleted tasks mounted and led to anxiety. Having anxiety, depression and the inability to complete tasks led to self-medication and a vicodin dependence. I'm not sure what came first; the inability to focus (which led to my being depressed) or being depressed (which led to incomplete tasks/focus, anxiety and eventually, when I couldn't handle it all, an opiod dependency). I am nearing forty years now and have found that when the ADD medication works (which isn't often and I can't track when it does or why) it REALLY WORKS and all of my other problems nearly disappear. However, due to the different medications I am currently taking I haven't been able to figure out which one, or combo, of drugs are decreasing the effectiveness of the generic adderall I am taking. The adderall slows down my thoughts, which suppresses the depression, anxiety and, eventually I believe, no longer needing the suboxone. WHAT medication(s) I am taking is interfering with the adderall???

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    Andrea on Apr, 28, 2012:

    Your anxiety ( benzo's) will take away from the effectiveness, since I am practically on the same exact meds as you are on!!! I too, developed the depression at 19 and got addicted to opiates with precription drugs since I had several surgeries in a row.....but no matter how we get addicted, we r self medicating when we know we r healed physically, but still continue to request refills since it helps mentally and emotionally so well. However it only teaches us how to avoid problems in life, so I would stick with the adderall, and slowly tapper down from the subs. Keep the anxiety stuff only as needed so its not an addiction medication. Adderall and vyvanse both have a calming effect, yet they hit all the depressed receptors in the brain causing less pain from suboxone withdrawl. Atleast that's what I did, and I'm soooo much better, and I have a life with friends who respect me now....and I date people who are good enough for me rather than losers who make me feel better about myself!!!!

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