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Review: could Viagra cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus could be caused by Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Erectile dysfunction.

We study 33,702 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 192 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Viagra

Viagra (latest outcomes from 35,038 users) has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 537,501 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 33,701 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra. Among them, 192 people (0.57%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.04% of all the 537,015 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus in Viagra reports

Time on Viagra when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus72.73%27.27%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Viagra * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%0.00%1.28%7.05%17.31%32.05%42.31%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Viagra ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Erectile dysfunction (17 people, 8.85%)
  2. Pain (17 people, 8.85%)
  3. Angiogram (6 people, 3.12%)
  4. Hyperparathyroidism secondary (5 people, 2.60%)
  5. Pulmonary hypertension (5 people, 2.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (36 people, 18.75%)
  2. Protonix (27 people, 14.06%)
  3. Furosemide (23 people, 11.98%)
  4. Prevacid (22 people, 11.46%)
  5. Oxycontin (21 people, 10.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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