Review: could Effexor xr cause Seizures?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
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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.
Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,826 patients) has been reported by people with depression, epilepsy, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 19,354 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Seizures.
Time on Effexor xr when people have Seizures * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Seizures when taking Effexor xr * :
Severity of Seizures when taking Effexor xr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Seizures ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (1 people, 100.00%)
- Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)
- Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (1 people, 100.00%)
- Clonazepam (1 people, 100.00%)
- Dilantin (1 people, 100.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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severe birth defects--dandy walker syndrome--club feet--cardiac abnormalities
devastated gma on Mar, 8, 2014:
My 28 yr. old daughter has been on Effexor XR about 10 yrs. for bipolar disorder. Before she & her husband decided to get pregnant, she consulted with a high pregnancy risk OB/GYN MD.He advised to stop the Effexor if possible but she was very fearful to this. He said the drug warnings you see on TV are grossly exaggerated. He even did Effexor med.search while she was there to see if there were any updates he was unaware of & none were found. She did become pregnant & again was assured by OB/GYN that she was safe to cont. the med. The pregnancy was uneventful until the 4 month ultrasound revealed SEVERE problems!!--DANDY WALKER VARIANT ( in this fetus there was almost NO BRAIN!!! ), club feet & cardiac abnormalities. The gene studies were normal. This new high-risk MD said Effexor was not to blame.I DO NOT BELIEVE IT !!!!! DANDY WALKER is listed as one of the possible birth defects.I cannot find the info. I need such as how often do these occur. Of course the majority of birth defects web sites are from attorneys !!!! Can anyone help me ?? THANK--YOU !!! xoxo
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fetus had severe dandy walker variant--club feet--cardiac abnormalities
From this study (3 days ago):
Venlafaxine was started for major depression and anti-anxiety. Hives broke out 6 months after begin date of Venlafaxine. Allergist has prescribed/recommended the rest of the anti-histamine drugs. Hives and depression still linger.
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