Review: could Effexor xr cause Sexual dysfunction?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 7, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.4/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 19,388 people who take Effexor xr. Among them, 200 have Sexual dysfunction. See who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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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.
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 128,889 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, depression, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, pain.
On Mar, 7, 2014: 19,388 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 210 people (1.08%) have Sexual Dysfunction.
Time on Effexor xr when people have Sexual dysfunction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sexual dysfunction||27.85%||22.78%||13.92%||13.92%||12.66%||6.33%||2.53% |
Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr * :
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||0.00%||1.42%||9.95%||14.69%||27.01%||33.65%||13.27% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||12.50%||50.00%||25.00%||12.50% |
How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sexual dysfunction||0.00%||22.22%||77.78% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (89 people, 42.38%)
- Anxiety (49 people, 23.33%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 14.76%)
- Panic disorder (28 people, 13.33%)
- Insomnia (12 people, 5.71%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lexapro (50 people, 23.81%)
- Wellbutrin xl (48 people, 22.86%)
- Effexor (46 people, 21.90%)
- Zometa (42 people, 20.00%)
- Ativan (41 people, 19.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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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