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Review: could Effexor xr cause Seizures?

Summary: Seizures could be caused by Effexor xr, especially for people who are male, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Ativan, and have Anxiety.

We study 20,299 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Seizures and more.

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Effexor xr

Effexor xr (latest outcomes from 21,724 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) (latest reports from 1,852 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, epilepsy, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 20,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Seizures. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,849 people who have Seizures on eHealthMe.

Trend of Seizures in Effexor xr reports

Time on Effexor xr when people have Seizures * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Seizures0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Seizures0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Severity of Seizures when taking Effexor xr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Seizures0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Seizures ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Seizures (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Clonazepam (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Dilantin (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (17 hours ago):

  • 2 episodes of acute toticollis requiring diazepam, heat packs and phsiotherapy. These episodes were extremely painful and i was unable to drive or move my head. More days than not I have tension and pain in my shoulders and neck. my trapezius muscles are extremely tight. I sometimes have radicular pain down my right arm. I study a lot and find myself hunched over books and computers which contribute to the tension but i think the venlafaxine may have something to do with it. I also often have muscle cramps and spasm in my feet

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • what drugs could be attributing to my short term memory losss

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Patient gets a migraine, then appears to be confused, disoriented and thinks they are someone else, doesn't recognize anyone familiar to them; then has a seizure and doesn't remember anything besides the migraine

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