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Review: could Effexor cause Myoclonic jerks?

We study 52,220 people who have side effects while taking Effexor from FDA and social media. Among them, 38 have Myoclonic jerks. Find out below who they are, when they have Myoclonic jerks and more.

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Effexor

Effexor (latest outcomes from 55,017 users) has active ingredients of venlafaxine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Myoclonic jerks

Myoclonic jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles) (latest reports from 4,099 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease, stress and anxiety, fibromyalgia.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 52,200 people reported to have side effects when taking Effexor. Among them, 38 people (0.07%) have Myoclonic Jerks.

Trend of Myoclonic jerks in Effexor reports

Time on Effexor when people have Myoclonic jerks * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Myoclonic jerks0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Myoclonic jerks0.00%0.00%9.09%24.24%24.24%24.24%9.09%9.09%

Severity of Myoclonic jerks when taking Effexor ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Myoclonic jerks0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Myoclonic jerks ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Myoclonic jerks0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression - elderly (1 people, 2.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Effexor xr (6 people, 15.79%)
  2. Temazepam (6 people, 15.79%)
  3. Zyrtec (2 people, 5.26%)
  4. Alprazolam (2 people, 5.26%)
  5. Klonopin (2 people, 5.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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