Review: could Effexor cause Bowel Incontinence?


Bowel incontinence is reported only by a few people who take Effexor. We study 52,534 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Bowel incontinence. Find out below who they are, when they have Bowel incontinence and more.

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Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 54,461 users)

Bowel Incontinence

Bowel incontinence (loss of regular control of the bowels) has been reported by people with varicose veins, intestinal obstruction, diarrhea, hyperventilation, urine abnormality (latest reports from 71 Bowel incontinence patients).

On Jul, 25, 2016

52,534 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 2 people (0.0%) have Bowel Incontinence

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Bowel incontinence?

Time on Effexor when people have Bowel Incontinence *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 50 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Bowel Incontinence when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Bowel Incontinence when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 50 %
  • 30-39: 50 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Bowel Incontinence when taking Effexor **:

  • least: 100 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Bowel Incontinence **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety Disorder (7 people)
  • Stress (1 person)
  • Birth Control (1 person)
  • Acid Reflux (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Remeron (7 people)
  • Spironolactone (1 person)
  • Safyral (1 person)
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride (1 person)
  • Omeprazole (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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