Review: could Effexor xr cause Sexual dysfunction?
We study 20,351 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 203 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.
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Effexor xr (latest outcomes from 21,785 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 129,178 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.
On Jun, 27, 2014: 20,342 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 211 people (1.04%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.16% of all the 128,842 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.
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%||10.38%||14.62%||26.89%||33.49%||13.21% |
Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sexual dysfunction||11.76%||47.06%||29.41%||11.76% |
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, 42.18%)
- Anxiety (49 people, 23.22%)
- Hypertension (31 people, 14.69%)
- Panic disorder (28 people, 13.27%)
- Insomnia (13 people, 6.16%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lexapro (50 people, 23.70%)
- Wellbutrin xl (49 people, 23.22%)
- Effexor (46 people, 21.80%)
- Zometa (42 people, 19.91%)
- Ativan (41 people, 19.43%)
* 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
From this study (2 years ago):
I have no libido and unable to obtain any sort of erectio
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