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Review: could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?

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 Effexor xr, and have Depression.

We study 52,318 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 has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 55,123 Effexor users)

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain. (latest reports from 56,957 Muscle spasms patients)

On Feb, 19, 2015: 52,300 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 922 people (1.76%) have Muscle Spasms.

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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