Review: could Effexor cause Dystonia?


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 35,735 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 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 60,435 users)

Dystonia

Dystonia (abnormal muscle tone) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, memory loss, swallowing difficulty, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 16,067 Dystonia patients).

On Aug, 30, 2016

35,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 121 people (0.34%) 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: 73.73 %
  • male: 26.27 %

Age of people who have Dystonia when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.23 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 21.59 %
  • 40-49: 21.59 %
  • 50-59: 10.23 %
  • 60+: 18.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (21 people, 17.36%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (12 people, 9.92%)
  • Metastases To Bone (11 people, 9.09%)
  • Breast Cancer (8 people, 6.61%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (6 people, 4.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lisinopril (17 people, 14.05%)
  • Seroquel (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Levaquin (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Ambien (15 people, 12.40%)
  • Lamictal (14 people, 11.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (23 people, 19.01%)
  • Tremor (22 people, 18.18%)
  • Nausea (21 people, 17.36%)
  • Pain (19 people, 15.70%)
  • Dysphagia (19 people, 15.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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