Review: could Effexor Xr cause Seizures?


Summary

Seizures is reported only by a few people who take Effexor Xr. We study 23,190 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 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 24,244 users)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with rashes, confusion, drowsiness, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 1,993 Seizures patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

23,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor Xr.
Among them, 2 people (0.01%) have Seizures


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor xr cause Seizures?

Time on Effexor Xr when people have Seizures *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 100 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Seizures when taking Effexor Xr **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Seizures (1 person)
  • Back Pain - Low (1 person)
  • Anxiety Disorder (1 person)
  • Anxiety (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Naproxen (1 person)
  • Dilantin (1 person)
  • Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride (1 person)
  • Clonazepam (1 person)
  • Ativan (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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