Could Effexor cause Dystonia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dystonia is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lisinopril, and have Depression . We study 42,439 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA. Among them, 128 have Dystonia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dystonia and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 70,577 users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia (latest reports from 17,775 Dystonia patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

42,439 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 128 people (0.3%) have Dystonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Dystonia?

Time on Effexor when people have Dystonia *:

  • < 1 month: 71.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.14 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 73.6 %
  • male: 26.4 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 9.89 %
  • 20-29: 17.58 %
  • 30-39: 20.88 %
  • 40-49: 20.88 %
  • 50-59: 13.19 %
  • 60+: 17.58 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (17 people, 13.28%)
  • Seroquel (16 people, 12.50%)
  • Neurontin (16 people, 12.50%)
  • Restoril (15 people, 11.72%)
  • Ativan (15 people, 11.72%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Bipolar I Disorder (12 people, 9.38%)
  • Metastases To Bone (11 people, 8.59%)
  • Breast Cancer (8 people, 6.25%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Nausea (24 people, 18.75%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (23 people, 17.97%)
  • Tremor (22 people, 17.19%)
  • Pain (20 people, 15.62%)
  • High Blood Pressure (20 people, 15.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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