Review: could Effexor cause Myoclonic jerks?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 17, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.0/4
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, 38 have Myoclonic jerks. See who they are, when they have Myoclonic jerks 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.
Myoclonic jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles) (latest reports from 4,010 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, gastroesophageal reflux disease, fibromyalgia.
On Feb, 17, 2014: 50,088 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 38 people (0.08%) have Myoclonic Jerks.
Time on Effexor when people have Myoclonic jerks * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor * :
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||24.24%||24.24%||24.24%||9.09%||9.09% |
Severity of Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Myoclonic jerks ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Myoclonic jerks||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression - elderly (1 people, 2.63%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Effexor xr (6 people, 15.79%)
- Temazepam (6 people, 15.79%)
- Zyrtec (2 people, 5.26%)
- Alprazolam (2 people, 5.26%)
- Klonopin (2 people, 5.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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