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Review: could Effexor xr cause Sexual dysfunction?

Summary: Sexual dysfunction could be caused by Effexor xr, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lexapro, and have Depression.

We study 20,298 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction 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.

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 132,560 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 20,196 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 210 people (1.04%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.16% of all the 128,073 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sexual dysfunction in Effexor xr reports

Time on Effexor xr when people have Sexual dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sexual dysfunction27.85%22.78%13.92%13.92%12.66%6.33%2.53%

Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.00%1.42%9.95%14.69%27.01%33.65%13.27%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sexual dysfunction12.50%50.00%25.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sexual dysfunction0.00%22.22%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (89 people, 42.38%)
  2. Anxiety (49 people, 23.33%)
  3. Hypertension (31 people, 14.76%)
  4. Panic disorder (28 people, 13.33%)
  5. Insomnia (12 people, 5.71%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (50 people, 23.81%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (48 people, 22.86%)
  3. Effexor (46 people, 21.90%)
  4. Zometa (42 people, 20.00%)
  5. Ativan (41 people, 19.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Depression dysthemia off & on for 15+ years often severe with suicidal. Started effexor and in 1-3 months went from "severely depressed" on Beck depression questionare to "no signs of depression". A life saver. Thought I'd never be cured again......This after no success with several months to years trials of Cipralex, Welbutrin, Divalproex

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I have no libido and unable to obtain any sort of erectio

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