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Review: could Effexor cause Diabetes - type 2 (Type 2 diabetes)?

Summary: Diabetes - type 2 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 52,318 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,050 have Diabetes - type 2. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes - type 2 and more.

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Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,143 Effexor users)

Diabetes - type 2

Diabetes - type 2 has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, stress and anxiety, schizophrenia, sleep disorder. (latest reports from 92,864 Diabetes - type 2 patients)

On Mar, 21, 2015: 52,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,050 people (2.01%) have Diabetes - Type 2.

Trend of Diabetes - type 2 in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Diabetes - type 2 * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diabetes - type 26.10%23.17%2.44%17.07%37.80%9.76%3.66%

Age of people who have Diabetes - type 2 when taking Effexor * :

Diabetes - type 20.53%0.00%0.62%6.78%20.95%39.88%21.83%9.42%

Severity of Diabetes - type 2 when taking Effexor ** :


How people recovered from Diabetes - type 2 ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (576 people, 54.86%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (377 people, 35.90%)
  3. Anxiety (312 people, 29.71%)
  4. Sleep disorder (257 people, 24.48%)
  5. Insomnia (173 people, 16.48%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (969 people, 92.29%)
  2. Risperdal (453 people, 43.14%)
  3. Effexor xr (441 people, 42.00%)
  4. Zyprexa (420 people, 40.00%)
  5. Abilify (307 people, 29.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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