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Review: could Effexor xr cause Sexual dysfunction (Erection problems)?





Summary: Sexual dysfunction is found among people who take Effexor xr, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lexapro, and have Depression.

We study 20,396 people who have side effects while taking Effexor xr from FDA and social media. Among them, 201 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Effexor xr and have Sexual dysfunction >>>

Effexor xr

Effexor xr has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor xr 21,844 users)

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.(latest reports from Sexual Dysfunction 30,046 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 20,389 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor xr. Among them, 211 people (1.03%) have Sexual Dysfunction.

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 dysfunction27.50%22.50%13.75%15.00%12.50%6.25%2.50%

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%9.91%14.62%26.89%33.49%13.68%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Effexor xr ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sexual dysfunction11.76%47.06%23.53%17.65%

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, 42.18%)
  2. Anxiety (49 people, 23.22%)
  3. Hypertension (31 people, 14.69%)
  4. Panic disorder (28 people, 13.27%)
  5. Insomnia (12 people, 5.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lexapro (50 people, 23.70%)
  2. Wellbutrin xl (48 people, 22.75%)
  3. Effexor (46 people, 21.80%)
  4. Zometa (42 people, 19.91%)
  5. Ativan (41 people, 19.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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