Review: could Effexor cause Muscle Spasms?


Muscle spasms 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 Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 35,735 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 662 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Effexor has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Effexor 59,197 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 64,346 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

35,735 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor.
Among them, 662 people (1.85%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Effexor when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 53.7 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 3.7 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 18.52 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.11 %
  • 10+ years: 1.85 %

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

  • female: 73.68 %
  • male: 26.32 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.48 %
  • 20-29: 6.12 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 32.1 %
  • 50-59: 25.97 %
  • 60+: 20.04 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Effexor **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 66.67 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (155 people)
  • Pain (106 people)
  • Anxiety (72 people)
  • Osteoporosis (39 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (39 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (141 people)
  • Xanax (112 people)
  • Oxycontin (112 people)
  • Ambien (104 people)
  • Zoloft (99 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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