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Review: could Xyrem cause Libido increased?

Summary: Libido increased could be caused by Xyrem, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Requip, and have Cataplexy.

We study 3,763 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 (latest outcomes from 3,875 users) has active ingredients of sodium oxybate. It is often used in narcolepsy, sleep disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Xyrem include fall, nausea, nausea aggravated, dizziness, insomnia.

Libido increased

Libido increased (increased sexual urge to have sex) (latest reports from 4,986 patients) has been reported by people with parkinson's disease, depression, restless leg syndrome, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 3,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Xyrem. Among them, 9 people (0.24%) have Libido Increased. They amount to 0.18% of all the 4,979 people who have Libido Increased on eHealthMe.

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. Zinc (2 people, 22.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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