Review: could Effexor Xr cause Sexual Dysfunction?


Summary

Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Effexor Xr, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 25,976 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction 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 27,070 users)

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with skin blushing/flushing, high blood cholesterol, blood testosterone decreased, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 47,290 Sexual dysfunction patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

25,976 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor Xr.
Among them, 230 people (0.89%) have Sexual Dysfunction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor xr cause Sexual dysfunction?

Time on Effexor Xr when people have Sexual Dysfunction *:

  • < 1 month: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 18.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 18.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.64 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.09 %
  • 10+ years: 4.55 %

Gender of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Effexor Xr *:

  • female: 15.49 %
  • male: 84.51 %

Age of people who have Sexual Dysfunction when taking Effexor Xr *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.7 %
  • 20-29: 9.09 %
  • 30-39: 14.2 %
  • 40-49: 30.11 %
  • 50-59: 34.66 %
  • 60+: 10.23 %

Severity if Sexual Dysfunction when taking Effexor Xr **:

  • least: 15 %
  • moderate: 40 %
  • severe: 30 %
  • most severe: 15 %

How people recovered from Sexual Dysfunction **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 20 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (80 people, 34.78%)
  • Anxiety (31 people, 13.48%)
  • Hypertension (14 people, 6.09%)
  • Panic Disorder (11 people, 4.78%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (9 people, 3.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (42 people, 18.26%)
  • Ativan (41 people, 17.83%)
  • Wellbutrin Xl (34 people, 14.78%)
  • Lexapro (32 people, 13.91%)
  • Metamucil-2 (31 people, 13.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (65 people, 28.26%)
  • Fatigue (63 people, 27.39%)
  • Depression (59 people, 25.65%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 22.61%)
  • Weight Decreased (47 people, 20.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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