Review: could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?
We study 52,184 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 (latest outcomes from 54,972 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 349,495 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 52,177 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 922 people (1.77%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.26% of all the 349,269 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.
Time on Effexor when people have Muscle spasms * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Muscle spasms||49.76%||15.31%||12.44%||6.70%||9.57%||4.78%||1.44% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Effexor * :
|Muscle spasms||0.20%||0.00%||4.33%||7.24%||12.47%||25.25%||33.40%||17.10% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||40.00%||50.00%||10.00% |
How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||33.33%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (354 people, 38.39%)
- Anxiety (212 people, 22.99%)
- Pain (161 people, 17.46%)
- Parkinson's disease (113 people, 12.26%)
- Osteoporosis (65 people, 7.05%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (491 people, 53.25%)
- Xanax (278 people, 30.15%)
- Zoloft (245 people, 26.57%)
- Lorazepam (190 people, 20.61%)
- Neurontin (186 people, 20.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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