Review: could Viagra cause Pruritus?


Summary

Pruritus is found among people who take Viagra, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Protonix, and have Erectile dysfunction . We study 37,638 people who have side effects while taking Viagra from FDA and social media. Among them, 213 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Viagra

Viagra has active ingredients of sildenafil citrate. It is often used in erection problems. (latest outcomes from Viagra 39,005 users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, erythema multiforme, thrombocytopenia, feeling abnormal, diarrhea (latest reports from 109,065 Pruritus patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

37,638 people reported to have side effects when taking Viagra.
Among them, 213 people (0.57%) have Pruritus


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Viagra cause Pruritus?

Time on Viagra when people have Pruritus *:

  • < 1 month: 83.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Viagra *:

  • female: 8.25 %
  • male: 91.75 %

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Viagra *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.23 %
  • 30-39: 8.59 %
  • 40-49: 17.18 %
  • 50-59: 31.29 %
  • 60+: 41.72 %

Severity if Pruritus when taking Viagra **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pruritus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Erectile Dysfunction (22 people)
  • Pain (18 people)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension (8 people)
  • Angiogram (7 people)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Protonix (29 people)
  • Furosemide (24 people)
  • Norvasc (22 people)
  • Folic Acid (22 people)
  • Allopurinol (22 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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