Review: could Effexor cause Diabetes mellitus (Diabetes)?
Summary: Diabetes mellitus is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 52,300 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,419 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 55,123 Effexor users)
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 141,054 Diabetes mellitus patients)
On Feb, 14, 2015: 52,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,477 people (2.82%) have Diabetes Mellitus.
Time on Effexor when people have Diabetes mellitus * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Diabetes mellitus||10.98%||13.41%||8.54%||24.39%||21.95%||14.63%||6.10% |
Age of people who have Diabetes mellitus when taking Effexor * :
|Diabetes mellitus||0.56%||0.00%||1.54%||5.02%||19.96%||38.10%||25.05%||9.77% |
Severity of Diabetes mellitus when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Diabetes mellitus||40.00%||60.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Diabetes mellitus ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Diabetes mellitus||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (709 people, 48.00%)
- Bipolar disorder (362 people, 24.51%)
- Anxiety (352 people, 23.83%)
- Sleep disorder (212 people, 14.35%)
- Insomnia (171 people, 11.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (1,074 people, 72.71%)
- Zyprexa (596 people, 40.35%)
- Effexor xr (589 people, 39.88%)
- Risperdal (463 people, 31.35%)
- Ambien (312 people, 21.12%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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George P on May, 7, 2012:
I developed torticollis soon after starting abilify. At the same time, I developed pain in my left side. An MRI revealed 4 ruptured disks in my spine, a known cause of torticollis.
Conclusion: I have no idea (neither, it seems, do the doctors). But I found abilify very effective for its purpose.
Tim J on Jul, 10, 2011:
I took this drug and it killed 40 percent of my achilles tendon.
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