Effexor xr and Headache - from FDA reports


Summary

Headache is found among people who take Effexor Xr, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 24,470 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA. Among them, 1,654 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Effexor Xr

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 27,751 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, depression, pain (latest reports from 306,239 Headache patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

24,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor Xr.
Among them, 1,654 people (6.76%) have Headache


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor xr cause Headache?

Time on Effexor Xr when people have Headache *:

  • < 1 month: 38.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.86 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.23 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.87 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.37 %
  • 10+ years: 1.54 %

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Effexor Xr *:

  • female: 78.81 %
  • male: 21.19 %

Age of people who have Headache when taking Effexor Xr *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 2.39 %
  • 20-29: 7.58 %
  • 30-39: 16.27 %
  • 40-49: 24.19 %
  • 50-59: 30.49 %
  • 60+: 18.91 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (591 people, 35.73%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (247 people, 14.93%)
  • Pain (86 people, 5.20%)
  • High Blood Pressure (63 people, 3.81%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (54 people, 3.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (142 people, 8.59%)
  • Xanax (104 people, 6.29%)
  • Synthroid (104 people, 6.29%)
  • Lexapro (93 people, 5.62%)
  • Prilosec (91 people, 5.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (532 people, 32.16%)
  • Dizziness (528 people, 31.92%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (470 people, 28.42%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (426 people, 25.76%)
  • Fatigue (400 people, 24.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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