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Review: could Effexor cause Diplopia?

Summary: Diplopia is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,333 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 176 have Diplopia. Find out below who they are, when they have Diplopia 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)


Diplopia (double vision) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 12,308 Diplopia patients)

On Mar, 7, 2015: 52,318 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 176 people (0.34%) have Diplopia.

Trend of Diplopia in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Diplopia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Age of people who have Diplopia when taking Effexor * :


Severity of Diplopia when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Diplopia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (36 people, 20.45%)
  2. Breast cancer (30 people, 17.05%)
  3. Metastases to bone (25 people, 14.20%)
  4. Pain (17 people, 9.66%)
  5. Muscle spasms (14 people, 7.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (75 people, 42.61%)
  2. Aspirin (55 people, 31.25%)
  3. Oxycontin (40 people, 22.73%)
  4. Lasix (37 people, 21.02%)
  5. Zometa (36 people, 20.45%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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