Could Effexor cause Acne - from FDA reports


Summary

Acne is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 42,440 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA. Among them, 87 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 70,577 users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,594 Acne patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

42,440 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 87 people (0.2%) have Acne


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Acne?

Time on Effexor when people have Acne *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 25 %
  • 10+ years: 75 %

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 87.5 %
  • male: 12.5 %

Age of people who have Acne when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 6.25 %
  • 20-29: 7.81 %
  • 30-39: 18.75 %
  • 40-49: 23.44 %
  • 50-59: 28.12 %
  • 60+: 15.62 %

Severity of Acne **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (14 people, 16.09%)
  • Folic Acid (13 people, 14.94%)
  • Synthroid (12 people, 13.79%)
  • Zoloft (10 people, 11.49%)
  • Lamictal (10 people, 11.49%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Stress And Anxiety (8 people, 9.20%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (7 people, 8.05%)
  • Osteoporosis (6 people, 6.90%)
  • Crohn's Disease (6 people, 6.90%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Headache (22 people, 25.29%)
  • Fatigue (22 people, 25.29%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (15 people, 17.24%)
  • Rashes (14 people, 16.09%)
  • Weight Increased (13 people, 14.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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