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Review: could Effexor cause Appetite - increased?

Summary: Appetite - increased could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,097 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 208 have Appetite - increased. Find out below who they are, when they have Appetite - increased and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 52,097 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 208 people (0.40%) have Appetite - Increased. They amount to 0.35% of all the 58,805 people who have Appetite - Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of Appetite - increased in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Appetite - increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Appetite - increased27.50%15.00%17.50%10.00%5.00%20.00%5.00%

Age of people who have Appetite - increased when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Appetite - increased0.55%1.09%1.64%11.48%14.75%30.05%26.23%14.21%

Severity of Appetite - increased when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Appetite - increased0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Appetite - increased ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Appetite - increased0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (84 people, 40.38%)
  2. Anxiety (44 people, 21.15%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (32 people, 15.38%)
  4. Pain (19 people, 9.13%)
  5. Restless legs syndrome (16 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (102 people, 49.04%)
  2. Zyprexa (40 people, 19.23%)
  3. Neurontin (39 people, 18.75%)
  4. Seroquel (33 people, 15.87%)
  5. Wellbutrin (32 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • My increase in appetite is for sugar, as in lollies or chocolate, and I shake until I consume say a packet of chocolate biscuits. I have had several tests and I am not diabetic.

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