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Review: could Effexor cause Diplopia?

Summary: Diplopia could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,097 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

Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,875 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Diplopia

Diplopia (double vision) (latest reports from 71,345 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 7, 2014: 51,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 176 people (0.34%) have Diplopia. They amount to 0.25% of all the 71,205 people who have Diplopia on eHealthMe.

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
Diplopia13.04%39.13%0.00%26.09%13.04%4.35%4.35%

Age of people who have Diplopia when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diplopia0.00%0.00%0.00%2.50%24.38%20.62%35.62%16.88%

Severity of Diplopia when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diplopia0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Diplopia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diplopia100.00%0.00%0.00%

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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