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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 20,396 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 Effexor xr 21,844 users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Confusion 36,429 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 20,389 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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    (Asked by a 34 year old man who has Hypochondriasis, Paraphilia, and takes Effexor Xr)
    I am a hypocondriasis patient and taking medication last 3 year dose effexor xr 75 mg extendd release.. nw i heard some drug can induced paraphillia..then onwards i am fearing this effexor xr is coming under the category of paraphillia inducing drugs and ? And paraphillic nature vll get to me in fut ...
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    I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Met ...
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    (Asked by a 60 year old man who has Erectile Dysfunction, and takes Adderall Xr 30, Effexor)
    I take both Adderall and effexor to treat ADHD and anxiety/depression. I have taken both for years but Adderall longer. My ability to hold an erection and to experience an orgasm has decreased.
  • Can long term use of vicodin cause hallucinations? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 88 year old woman who has Shortness Of Breath, Confusion, Sleepy, and takes Vicodin)
    My 87 yr Mom has taken copious amts of Vicodin for 25+ yrs for arthritis & surgery pain management. Recently, Mom said the "carpet bubbles up 3-4 ft & trips her". Are hallucinations like this a sign of serious drug abuse? Is Mom's life in danger of drug overdose?
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    (Asked by a 38 year old woman who has Bloating, and takes Effexor Xr, Suboxone)
    In 2008 I started the Suboxone Program. I Started on 16mg since then, I have been up and down on my doses. I was put on this drug as a result of my addiction to to over the counter opiates. I was also prescribed Seroquel, I stopped taking the Seroquel it wasn't helping me in anyway and I gained so m ...

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