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Review: could Effexor cause Acne?

We study 52,200 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 80 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Effexor

Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,990 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) (latest reports from 63,598 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 52,186 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 99 people (0.19%) have Acne. They amount to 0.16% of all the 63,855 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

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%5.68%10.23%19.32%26.14%22.73%15.91%

Severity of Acne when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne40.00%40.00%20.00%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, 21.21%)
  2. Osteoporosis (10 people, 10.10%)
  3. Crohn's disease (10 people, 10.10%)
  4. Anxiety (9 people, 9.09%)
  5. Breast cancer (8 people, 8.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (48 people, 48.48%)
  2. Folic acid (25 people, 25.25%)
  3. Zoloft (21 people, 21.21%)
  4. Prednisone (18 people, 18.18%)
  5. Neurontin (18 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Bumps,black blemishes only on jawbone. Its on both sides of my face. Never had skin problems until starting this medicine.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Acne isn't severe in that it is vast, but what I do get is large spots that resemble whiteheads, but deep beneath the surface. They stick around for months without ever changing or coming to a head. Sometimes they itch.

    My idea of severe weight gain: 25lbs in 6 weeks.

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