Review: could Effexor xr cause Confusion?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,388 people who take Effexor xr. Among them, 309 have Confusion. See who they are, when they have Confusion and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Effexor xr (latest outcomes from 21,695 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor xr include nausea, nausea aggravated, dizziness, depression, stress and anxiety.
Confusion (latest reports from 189,281 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 19,388 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 309 people (1.59%) have Confusion.
Time on Effexor xr when people have Confusion * :
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Age of people who have Confusion when taking Effexor xr * :
Severity of Confusion when taking Effexor xr ** :
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How people recovered from Confusion ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (112 people, 36.25%)
- Anxiety (26 people, 8.41%)
- Convulsion (13 people, 4.21%)
- Pain (10 people, 3.24%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 3.24%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (24 people, 7.77%)
- Lamictal (19 people, 6.15%)
- Folic acid (18 people, 5.83%)
- Effexor (18 people, 5.83%)
- Nexium (18 people, 5.83%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (10 months ago):
venlafaxine 150mg twice daily (mTBI from concussive blast + combat PTSD)
trazodone 100 - 150mg at bedtime (sleep aid)
Possible undiagnosed atrial fib aggravated by SNRI and SSRI dosage.
Three EKGs inside of two weeks. All normal and showing elevated heart rate. Heart rate skyrockets for no reason. Makes me feel nauseas and I sweat a lot.
Sweat so bad while I sleep I have to wear a t-shirt.
The tremors are the worst. Sometimes it is very light and controllable. Other times I am shaking so bad I could not sign my own name no matter how hard I concentrate.
Confusion and memory is bad.
Babak on May, 20, 2013:
I am interested to know more about this because I suffered a similar symptom when I came around after ECT and was given Venelafaxine.
I suffered 8 hours of palpitation and I had elevated heart beat even on the following day.
I think my aortic valve was damaged because I was dismissed very quickly from the hospital and later I found out that I had developed a heart murmur which lead to replacement of the valve after five years.
My family has no history of heart disease but when I complained they told me that it must have been genetic.
One thing I don't understand. Were you on hydrocortisone as well?
From this study (4 years ago):
Confusion started when Amitriptyline was added
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