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Review: could Effexor xr cause Confusion?

Summary: Confusion is found among people who take Effexor xr, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.

We study 20,414 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 309 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion 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 21,869 Effexor xr users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 36,466 Confusion patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 20,414 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 310 people (1.52%) have Confusion.

Trend of Confusion in Effexor xr reports

Time on Effexor xr when people have Confusion * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Confusion52.32%12.58%9.27%6.62%11.92%5.96%1.32%

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Effexor xr * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.00%3.14%9.06%14.63%25.44%13.59%34.15%

Severity of Confusion when taking Effexor xr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Confusion25.00%37.50%31.25%6.25%

How people recovered from Confusion ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Confusion0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (112 people, 36.13%)
  2. Anxiety (26 people, 8.39%)
  3. Convulsion (13 people, 4.19%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 3.23%)
  5. Pain (10 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (24 people, 7.74%)
  2. Lamictal (19 people, 6.13%)
  3. Folic acid (18 people, 5.81%)
  4. Effexor (18 people, 5.81%)
  5. Nexium (18 people, 5.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • venlafaxine 150mg twice daily (mTBI from concussive blast + combat PTSD)
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    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.

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    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.
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    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?

    Reply

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