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Review: could Effexor xr cause Confusion?

We study 20,389 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 (latest outcomes from 21,827 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Confusion

Confusion (latest reports from 193,609 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 20,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 309 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
Confusion52.67%12.67%8.67%6.67%12.00%6.00%1.33%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Confusion0.00%0.00%3.15%9.09%14.34%25.52%13.64%34.27%

Severity of Confusion when taking Effexor xr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Confusion26.67%33.33%33.33%6.67%

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, 36.25%)
  2. Anxiety (26 people, 8.41%)
  3. Convulsion (13 people, 4.21%)
  4. Pain (10 people, 3.24%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 3.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (24 people, 7.77%)
  2. Lamictal (19 people, 6.15%)
  3. Effexor (18 people, 5.83%)
  4. Folic acid (18 people, 5.83%)
  5. Nexium (18 people, 5.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • It appears that I had a low thyroid in 2010 but no medication, after taking venafaxine, I started passing out, photo sensitive, feeling dizzy and nautious, sometimes confusion so I made an appointment with the doctor and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I has been a year and the condition is not getting any better. Should I stop taking the venaflaxine.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year 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.

    Reply

    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?

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • Confusion started when Amitriptyline was added

    Reply

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