Review: could Effexor cause Muscle spasms?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 24, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 51,903 people who take Effexor. Among them, 882 have Muscle spasms. See who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Effexor (latest outcomes from 54,828 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression, stress and anxiety. Commonly reported side effects of Effexor include nausea, nausea aggravated, depression, stress and anxiety, depression aggravated.
Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 336,719 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.
On Feb, 18, 2014: 50,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 882 people (1.76%) have Muscle Spasms.
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||50.00%||15.84%||12.87%||5.45%||9.41%||4.95%||1.49% |
Age of people who have Muscle spasms when taking Effexor * :
|Muscle spasms||0.21%||0.00%||4.49%||6.69%||12.64%||25.71%||32.81%||17.45% |
Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Muscle spasms||0.00%||33.33%||55.56%||11.11% |
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 (336 people, 38.10%)
- Anxiety (195 people, 22.11%)
- Pain (150 people, 17.01%)
- Parkinson's disease (113 people, 12.81%)
- Osteoporosis (64 people, 7.26%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (475 people, 53.85%)
- Xanax (275 people, 31.18%)
- Zoloft (242 people, 27.44%)
- Lorazepam (188 people, 21.32%)
- Neurontin (185 people, 20.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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