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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 52,255 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 Effexor 55,076 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis.(latest reports from Acne 31,230 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 52,240 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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