Could Effexor cause Dystonia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dystonia is found among people who take Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 65,121 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA. Among them, 206 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 70,631 users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with indigestion, abdominal distension, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia (latest reports from 17,778 Dystonia patients).

On Dec, 25, 2016

65,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 206 people (0.32%) have Dystonia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Dystonia?

Time on Effexor when people have Dystonia *:

  • < 1 month: 51.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.3 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 74.63 %
  • male: 25.37 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.75 %
  • 20-29: 15.62 %
  • 30-39: 16.25 %
  • 40-49: 20.0 %
  • 50-59: 21.25 %
  • 60+: 18.12 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (39 people, 18.93%)
  • Panic Disorder (14 people, 6.80%)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (13 people, 6.31%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (12 people, 5.83%)
  • Metastases To Bone (11 people, 5.34%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (22 people, 10.68%)
  • Neurontin (21 people, 10.19%)
  • Lisinopril (19 people, 9.22%)
  • Clonazepam (19 people, 9.22%)
  • Ativan (19 people, 9.22%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Tremor (42 people, 20.39%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (36 people, 17.48%)
  • Pain (34 people, 16.50%)
  • High Blood Pressure (34 people, 16.50%)
  • Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (31 people, 15.05%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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