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 20,430 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 311 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.
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Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 21,881 Effexor xr users)
Confusion has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 36,476 Confusion patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 20,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 311 people (1.52%) have Confusion.
Time on Effexor xr when people have Confusion * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Confusion when taking Effexor xr * :
Severity of Confusion when taking Effexor xr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Confusion ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (112 people, 36.01%)
- Anxiety (26 people, 8.36%)
- Convulsion (13 people, 4.18%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (10 people, 3.22%)
- Pain (10 people, 3.22%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (24 people, 7.72%)
- Lamictal (19 people, 6.11%)
- Folic acid (18 people, 5.79%)
- Effexor (18 people, 5.79%)
- Nexium (18 people, 5.79%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Hi. just started 37.5 dose 3 days ago for anxiety. Sole care giver for 87 year old mom who jave been in hospital for 6 weeks waiting for a retirement home. Having chills and sweats. Also a bit dizzy. Was on Ciprolex before but got weak and severe head pain. Hoping these effexor symptoms will pass.
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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.
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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.
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?
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