Effexor xr and Seizures - from FDA reports


Summary

Seizures 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 Lamictal, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 24,470 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA. Among them, 38 have Seizures. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizures 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)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with seizures, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, depression, pain (latest reports from 26,113 Seizures patients).

On Feb, 07, 2017

24,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor Xr.
Among them, 38 people (0.16%) have Seizures


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor xr cause Seizures?

Time on Effexor Xr when people have Seizures *:

  • < 1 month: 66.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

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

  • female: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 7.41 %
  • 20-29: 7.41 %
  • 30-39: 25.93 %
  • 40-49: 14.81 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 11.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 28.95%)
  • Depression (10 people, 26.32%)
  • Narcolepsy (5 people, 13.16%)
  • Migraine (4 people, 10.53%)
  • Epilepsy (4 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lamictal (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Xyrem (5 people, 13.16%)
  • Vimpat (5 people, 13.16%)
  • Prozac (4 people, 10.53%)
  • Effexor (4 people, 10.53%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Memory Loss (9 people, 23.68%)
  • Nausea (7 people, 18.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (6 people, 15.79%)
  • Drowsiness (6 people, 15.79%)
  • Depression (6 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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