Review: could Effexor cause Diabetes mellitus?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 25, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 51,903 people who take Effexor. Among them, 1,383 have Diabetes mellitus. See who they are, when they have Diabetes mellitus and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,828 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.
Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin) (latest reports from 376,459 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 50,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 1,441 people (2.88%) 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||0.65%||0.00%||1.51%||5.09%||20.22%||38.78%||24.16%||9.61% |
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 (699 people, 48.51%)
- Bipolar disorder (358 people, 24.84%)
- Anxiety (351 people, 24.36%)
- Sleep disorder (212 people, 14.71%)
- Insomnia (171 people, 11.87%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (1,067 people, 74.05%)
- Zyprexa (595 people, 41.29%)
- Effexor xr (579 people, 40.18%)
- Risperdal (463 people, 32.13%)
- Ambien (310 people, 21.51%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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