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Review: could Effexor cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss 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 Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,318 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 527 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,123 Effexor users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,705 Hair loss patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 52,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 527 people (1.01%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss32.93%25.61%18.29%4.88%9.76%4.88%3.66%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.99%5.72%16.96%27.02%25.25%24.06%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss14.29%42.86%42.86%0.00%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%16.67%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (140 people, 26.57%)
  2. Anxiety (37 people, 7.02%)
  3. Hepatitis c (30 people, 5.69%)
  4. Breast cancer (29 people, 5.50%)
  5. Osteoporosis (23 people, 4.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (217 people, 41.18%)
  2. Vioxx (70 people, 13.28%)
  3. Neurontin (64 people, 12.14%)
  4. Ambien (61 people, 11.57%)
  5. Prilosec (61 people, 11.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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