Review: could Effexor cause Diabetes Mellitus?


Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 35,735 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 966 have Diabetes mellitus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more.

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Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 60,435 users)

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, cardiac failure congestive, diarrhea, stroke (latest reports from 150,532 Diabetes mellitus patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

35,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 966 people (2.7%) have Diabetes Mellitus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Diabetes mellitus?

Time on Effexor when people have Diabetes Mellitus *:

  • < 1 month: 10.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.79 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.9 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 22.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 27.59 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.34 %
  • 10+ years: 8.62 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 66.11 %
  • male: 33.89 %

Age of people who have Diabetes Mellitus when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.96 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.96 %
  • 20-29: 5.41 %
  • 30-39: 20.55 %
  • 40-49: 36.3 %
  • 50-59: 24.76 %
  • 60+: 11.06 %

Severity if Diabetes Mellitus when taking Effexor **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Diabetes Mellitus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (382 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (193 people)
  • Anxiety (167 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (107 people)
  • Schizophrenia (88 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (597 people)
  • Zyprexa (360 people)
  • Risperdal (259 people)
  • Abilify (173 people)
  • Ambien (170 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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