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Review: could Effexor xr cause Seizures?

Summary: Seizures is reported only by a few people who take Effexor xr.

We study 20,443 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 has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 21,881 Effexor xr users)

Seizures

Seizures (abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, pain, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy. (latest reports from 2,115 Seizures patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 20,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 1 people (0.00%) has Seizures.

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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    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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • When holding a book or plate or anything in my left had it will begin to tremble. I try to control it and can do so for maybe a second or two then it will over take over. once I lay what ever I am holding down it stops.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • coolaero on Feb, 7, 2015:

    there wont be side effect other that DEATH

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    peanuts on Mar, 31, 2010:

    my friend is suffering from rhumatory arthertis.and is currenty taking cocaine. oxy cotin,prestine, wellbutrim, predisone 10mg what side effects should she expect ?????

    Reply

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