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Review: could Effexor cause Dystonia?

Summary: Dystonia could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Effexor xr, and have Panic attack.

We study 52,097 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

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

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) (latest reports from 59,368 patients) has been reported by people with indigestion, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorder.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 51,943 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 59,282 people who have Dystonia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dystonia in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Dystonia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dystonia52.78%25.00%8.33%11.11%2.78%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dystonia0.00%0.00%6.86%12.75%13.24%17.16%33.82%16.18%

Severity of Dystonia when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dystonia0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Dystonia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dystonia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Panic attack (49 people, 26.63%)
  2. Post-traumatic stress disorder (49 people, 26.63%)
  3. Depression (38 people, 20.65%)
  4. Bipolar i disorder (12 people, 6.52%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (11 people, 5.98%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (117 people, 63.59%)
  2. Clonazepam (46 people, 25.00%)
  3. Amitrip (37 people, 20.11%)
  4. Seroquel (24 people, 13.04%)
  5. Klonopin (19 people, 10.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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