Review: could Effexor cause Dystonia (Movement - uncontrolled or slow)?
We study 52,200 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 183 have Dystonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dystonia and more.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,004 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) (latest reports from 59,733 patients) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder.
On Aug, 21, 2014: 52,194 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 184 people (0.35%) have Dystonia. They amount to 0.31% of all the 59,670 people who have Dystonia on eHealthMe.
Time on Effexor when people have Dystonia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor * :
Severity of Dystonia when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Dystonia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Panic attack (49 people, 26.63%)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (49 people, 26.63%)
- Depression (38 people, 20.65%)
- Bipolar i disorder (12 people, 6.52%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 5.98%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (117 people, 63.59%)
- Clonazepam (46 people, 25.00%)
- Amitrip (37 people, 20.11%)
- Seroquel (24 people, 13.04%)
- Klonopin (19 people, 10.33%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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