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Review: could Effexor cause Acne?

Summary: Acne is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,278 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 81 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,093 Effexor users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)

On Jan, 26, 2015: 52,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 100 people (0.19%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%60.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%5.62%11.24%19.10%25.84%22.47%15.73%

Severity of Acne when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne33.33%50.00%16.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (21 people, 21.00%)
  2. Crohn's disease (10 people, 10.00%)
  3. Osteoporosis (10 people, 10.00%)
  4. Anxiety (9 people, 9.00%)
  5. Breast cancer (8 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (48 people, 48.00%)
  2. Folic acid (25 people, 25.00%)
  3. Zoloft (21 people, 21.00%)
  4. Prednisone (18 people, 18.00%)
  5. Neurontin (18 people, 18.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I already cured from my abdominal TB and stop using anti tb drugs about a month now, but the acne still there. How to cure this pimple? I never had it before I use the drugs. Will salicylic acid works? Thanks.
  • Is effexor xr induce paraphillia
    I am a hypocondriasis patient and taking medication last 3 year dose effexor xr 75 mg extendd release.. nw i heard some drug can induced paraphillia..then onwards i am fearing this effexor xr is coming under the category of paraphillia inducing drugs and ? And paraphillic nature vll get to me in future due to this effexor xe medication..about my history, there have no paraphilic nature to me at any point of time... so kindly give a reply soon
  • Has anyone been prescribed methotrexate for granuloma annulare?
    I have had GA for 2 years now, however it has gotten progressively worse the past 6 months. It has now spread over 80% of my body. I am seeing an Endocrinologist next week as I believe my thyroid may play a big role in this. My Regular Dr. suggested I speak to Endocrinologist about a drug called Methotrexate. Has anyone taken this for GA, and if so, can you please tell me if it is working, side effects etc?
    I am desperate for some relief!
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  • Can bacteria filled periodontal pockets cause acne
    on my bottom pre molar i have gum recession for a few years. Within that time i have also suffered from recurring out break on the same side and location of the periodontal pocket. the premolar on the opposite side has also recently started to recede, and i have noticed a small breakout forming. is it possible these pockets are filling with bacteria and causing my acne flair up?
  • How common is erectile dysfunction with effexor and adderall and how can it be combatted? (3 answers)
    I take both Adderall and effexor to treat ADHD and anxiety/depression. I have taken both for years but Adderall longer. My ability to hold an erection and to experience an orgasm has decreased.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • I felt very good initally when I started on Effexor and then after about 3 weeks I felt terrible

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • No relief even after discontinuing all medications.

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • Been through three different rounds of Accutane with great success, then small red bumps return after a few months being off Accutane. Tried hormones (Yaz), antibiotics, and antilfungal meds but none successful as Accutane. After discontinuing Accutane in August, acne is now returning in December. Frustrated.

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