Effexor and Muscle spasms - from FDA reports


Summary

Muscle spasms 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 Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 65,121 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA. Among them, 1,180 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Effexor

Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 70,694 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 105,114 Muscle spasms patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

65,121 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 1,180 people (1.81%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Effexor when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 44.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.17 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.17 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.67 %
  • 10+ years: 2.5 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Effexor *:

  • female: 77.08 %
  • male: 22.92 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Effexor *:

  • 0-1: 0.21 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.23 %
  • 20-29: 5.95 %
  • 30-39: 13.28 %
  • 40-49: 27.84 %
  • 50-59: 27.95 %
  • 60+: 22.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (283 people, 23.98%)
  • Pain (170 people, 14.41%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (150 people, 12.71%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (72 people, 6.10%)
  • Osteoporosis (66 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (207 people, 17.54%)
  • Ambien (178 people, 15.08%)
  • Xanax (173 people, 14.66%)
  • Oxycontin (161 people, 13.64%)
  • Zoloft (149 people, 12.63%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (379 people, 32.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (378 people, 32.03%)
  • Fatigue (342 people, 28.98%)
  • Nausea (337 people, 28.56%)
  • Depression (329 people, 27.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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