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Review: could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?

Summary: Muscle spasms could be caused by Effexor, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,097 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 922 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Effexor

Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,875 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor include nausea aggravated, nausea, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 345,769 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 51,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 922 people (1.78%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.27% of all the 345,265 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms49.76%15.31%12.44%6.70%9.57%4.78%1.44%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.20%0.00%4.33%7.24%12.47%25.25%33.40%17.10%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms0.00%40.00%50.00%10.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (354 people, 38.39%)
  2. Anxiety (212 people, 22.99%)
  3. Pain (161 people, 17.46%)
  4. Parkinson's disease (113 people, 12.26%)
  5. Osteoporosis (65 people, 7.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (491 people, 53.25%)
  2. Xanax (278 people, 30.15%)
  3. Zoloft (245 people, 26.57%)
  4. Lorazepam (190 people, 20.61%)
  5. Neurontin (186 people, 20.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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