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Review: could Xyrem cause Libido increased?





Summary: Libido increased is found among people who take Xyrem, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Requip, and have Cataplexy.

We study 3,775 people who have side effects while taking Xyrem from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Libido increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Libido increased and more.

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Xyrem

Xyrem has active ingredients of sodium oxybate. It is often used in narcolepsy. (latest outcomes from Xyrem 3,884 users)

Libido increased

Libido increased (increased sexual urge to have sex) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, restless leg syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Libido increased 1,214 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 3,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Xyrem. Among them, 9 people (0.24%) have Libido Increased.

Trend of Libido increased in Xyrem reports

Time on Xyrem when people have Libido increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Libido increased100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Libido increased when taking Xyrem * :

FemaleMale
Libido increased83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Libido increased when taking Xyrem * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Libido increased0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%75.00%0.00%25.00%

Severity of Libido increased when taking Xyrem ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Libido increased ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Cataplexy (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Narcolepsy (5 people, 55.56%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 22.22%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (2 people, 22.22%)
  5. Hypertension (2 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip (6 people, 66.67%)
  2. Prozac (4 people, 44.44%)
  3. Armodafinil (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Amphetamine, dextroamphetamine mixed salts (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Levothyroxine sodium (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    After multitudes of sleep studies and a reluctance to take Xyrem, it was my only option if I wanted to keep working. Well Xyrem causes weight loss and I was already pretty small and now I have lost 9 more pounds (under 110) and have the libido of an 18 yr old man. I am a woman in my late 40s with a whole lot of children and a full time job. I have been on Xyrem going on 3 months now and if my libido is getting stronger each week. Initially it was only after I took my 1st dose that I had the need for intimacy, but now I sit at work in the mid-afternoon and can not think of anything else. The Xyrem seems to direct blood & warmth to certain regions of the body, much like Viagra does to a man to produce an erection. I have to think about eating not to lose anymore weight, but the urge to be intimate is undeniably strong and extremely distracting. Some nights when I can not get enough I have even resorted to looking at inappropriate pictures on the internet. This is NOT ME!!! I don't do that! My husband's friends are envious, but even he is getting exhausted and sore. The Xyrem may have saved my marriage for now, but I now look at other men like they are all objects for my fulfillment- ewww! I hope my libido dies down some soon because stopping the xyrem means falling asleep at work I will lose my job. Staying on it however, I certainly risk having a fling just because I feel like a nymphomaniac with "I can't get no satisfaction" playing over and over in my head.
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